Sister trio’s charity cycle

Eden, Millie and Hope will cycle 12-miles for charity
Eden, Millie and Hope will cycle 12-miles for charity

Three young sisters are to take part in a 12-mile cycle in order to raise money for deaf and blind people in the north-east.

Millie (10), Hope (8) and Eden (4) Thomson from Drumoak will join their parents Michael and Fiona as part of the Chapleton Bike Race next month in September.

The cycling event is organised by North East Sensory Services (NESS) and starts from Chapelton - it features a 42 and 12-mile route across Aberdeenshire.

The whole family are members of Deeside Thistle Cycling Club and the girls, who attend Drumoak Primary School, enjoy a cycle every weekend with the group.

Mum Fiona is looking forward to taking part with her family.

She said: “Millie got a new bike recently and is really keen to get out on the road and Eden has just moved up to a bigger bike, so we thought the Chapelton Bike Ride would make a great family challenge.

“We are doing the 12-mile route as it looks like an interesting and varied ride, but achievable for a four-year-old.”

Neil Skene, fundraising coordinator for NESS, said: “We are delighted to see the Thomson family taking part in this new event.

“We are keen to encourage families and groups of friends to take part in wither the 12 or 42-mile route.

“The annual bike ride, which previously took place in Stonehaven, is an important fundraising event for NESS, as it provides vital funds to enable us to support blind and deaf people, from babies to grandparents, to help them get the most out of life.”