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Evelyn’s pedal power raises over £2,000 for charity

Evelyn Cook, second right, with some of the other riders who took part in the fund-raiser.

Evelyn Cook, second right, with some of the other riders who took part in the fund-raiser.

Fund-raising Methlick grandmother Evelyn Cook is all smiles following her latest venture.

The keep fit enthusiast has gathered more than £2,000 for charity from her Methlick Bike Ride.

She organised the event to raise funds for a child and maternal health project in the Dang district of Nepal, to improve the health of mothers and their babies.

Evelyn, who will soon by 76, is a veteran of bike rides and treks both here and abroad and is bound for Nepal in November for a cycle challenge in the Himalayan foothills.

The grandmother of 11 said after her latest fundraiser: “The event went very well. It was a great day and the weather was perfect.

“There were 45 riders and the route was not too arduous.

“There was great camaraderie and fun and thanks go to my back-up team and everyone who supported the bike ride in any way.”

Among those taking part were riders from Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Inverness and Belfast.

The ride started from Methlick Church and the route was 25 miles, or there was a shorter one of 10.

Evelyn has undertaken 16 sponsored events through the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society, beginning in Israel.

Others have taken place in Malawi and her achievements also include a trek in Sinai and another in the Anapurnas.

She was tempted back to this year’s Methlick challenge after a break of a few years.

 

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