Monday, 17 May 2010

The Saddle Bags Cycle Challenge

Ollie Cameron pictured on the left,  is taking time out from running the family holiday cottages in Lochearnhead to join three other mums on an ambitious charity cycle.   The Team affectionately known as The Saddle Bags includes Ollie Cameron,  Karen Methven, Fiona Wilbert and Laura Thomson from the Perthshire villages of Balquhidder, Srathyre and Lochearnhead.  Starting in Aberdeen and ending in Fort William the team will cover 197 miles in just 4 days. The route will take the team along medieval drove roads and 18th century military roads, disbanded railway tracks, forest footpaths, canal towpaths and across the Monadhliath mountains via the 775m Corrieyairack Pass!

They aim to raise money for two charities close to home, The Lillias Trust and The Callander Youth project. For further details of these charities, the cycle route and how to make a donation visit 

LETI: Ollie and Angus Cameron offer holiday weeks in their log cabins in Lochearnhead known as Lochside Cottages.  They also offer holiday accommodation in a choice of traditional stone cottages that have been restored and modernised.  Angus is also the president of the Balquhidder, Strathyre and Lochearnhead Highland Games;  a tradtional games with invitiation and open events that takes place in the Lochearnhead games field every July.  Ollie organises the Lochearnhead village Fete in August every year. Both events offer a great day out for all ages.


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