Cycle challenge in aid of school

Sandy Wiseman at Lands End before starting his challenge
Sandy Wiseman at Lands End before starting his challenge

A Fraserburgh man has set off on a huge fundraising cycle challenge to raise money for a local school.

Sandy Wiseman is currently cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in an effort to raise £1,000 for Westfield School.

Sandy started his cycle on Friday, February 17 and he aims to reach John O’Groats by the end of the month.

The Broch fisherman had found himself with some time off his work so he decided to take on the challenge.

Speaking to the Herald before the cycle he explained: “I’ve always wanted to challenge myself and I thought that if I don’t do it now I never will, I think this is the right time.”

Before the cycle started Sandy was busy training and he spent lots of time swimming, walking and road cycling in the area.

Sandy is taking on the challenge himself and said that if he came across any issues he would “just have to deal with them as they happen”.

Sandy added: “I’m not taking any camping equipment as it’s extra weight to carry so I hope to stay at hostels, hotels or B&Bs that can take me in as I go.

“I am confident I will be back by March, I am excited to be doing it and it will be a good challenge for myself which is why I am doing it.

“Duncan’s Cycles in Peterhead have been a huge support for getting me ready for this cycle, they boxed up the bike ready for me to get going.”

To support Sandy’s cycle challenge simply visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/SonnersOnABike and give a donation online.

Sandy will also post updates on his location on his JustGiving page.