Cyclists tackling the North Coast 500 in aid of Multiple Sclerosis charity
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A group of 22 cyclists set off from Bught Park in Inverness on Saturday in a bid to raise funds and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The group, riding for Bike the UK for MS, come from across the UK and are taking on the North Coast 500 with a support vehicle.
Collectively they have already raised £20,000 which will help local MS groups including Inverness & Nairn MS Society Group and Ross-shire MS Society Group, as well as funding research projects to stop MS.
The team will be staying at a number of local hosts including the Brora Rangers Football ground and Gairloch Community Centre
James Whateley, UK programme director, said: "We are a community of inspired individuals, from all backgrounds, ages, and cycling abilities. We are commuters, weekend warriors, seasoned bikepackers, racers, and fresh-off-the-training-wheels-just-got-a-bike-for-the trip riders.
"We come together for a common purpose: to raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis research, volunteer our time, and make a positive impact on the lives of those living with MS."
They aim to finish the cycle on Saturday.