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Date: 24th February 2015

As the days grow longer, why not blow away the winter blues and get in shape for this year’s SEStran 2 Capitals Cycle Ride?

 

Now in it’s 9th succesful year, the ride from Dunfermline to Edinburgh is the biggest all-abilities cycle event in South East Scotland. The ride, which aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take up cycling for fun, exercise, and as a form of transportation for shorter journeys is sponsored by SEStran, in partnership with Kingdom FM.

 

Kingdom Kids is the events nominated charity.

 

SEStran Chair Russell Imrie said:

 

“The 2 Capitals Cycle Ride is well established as one of the biggest cycle events in South East Scotland”.

“Members of the team at Kingdom FM, as well as SEStran wil be taking part in the ride and are busy dusting off their cycles and getting into training. We hope to see many new participants joining the hundreds that already make the SEStran Two Capitals Cycle Ride part of their summer”.

 

“Cycling for shorter journeys is great exercise and helps tackle traffic congestion on the region’s roads and to reduce our carbon footprint. If we want to keep the region moving, the more people who take up cycling as a form of transport for shorter journeys the better”.

 

Kingdom FM's Darren Stenhouse said:

"In my opinion there's no better family-friendly cycling event in the East of Scotland. It's a great fun day out, with world-class scenery, that you can take at your own pace. It's the perfect excuse to dig out your bike and spend time with the whole family"

 

Event Organiser, Allan Prentice, of Prentice Events added :

 

“It is always a great pleasure to see young and old enjoying a good days cycling on two capitals. so if your  6 or sixty come and join us”.

 

 

For further information, please visit the Two Capitals Cycle Ride website at www.twocapitals.org or contact:

Andrew Dougal, SEStran Communications Officer

T: 0131-524-5161

M: 07889-010-291

E: Andrew.dougal@sestran.gov.uk

Or

Allan Prentice, Director, Prentice Events

M : 07818-002-366

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SEStran - South East of Scotland Transport Partnership - is one of seven new Statutory Regional Transport Partnerships (RTP) created by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 and is a partnership of eight local councils covering the Borders, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian