A WEE COUNTY charity boss will cycle 500 miles for her cause and is hoping the community will cycle 500 more.

Angela Watt at Resonate Together has launched a mammoth fundraising effort to keep the good cause going as she is looking to make it more sustainable.

Angela, who founded the charity in 2010 and is a massive fan of the Proclaimers' hit song ‘500 miles’, has set her sights on a biking challenge, which will see her pedal for 100 miles each day for five consecutive days this June.

She hopes that she can raise £15,000 for a year’s rent for Resonate Arts House and potentially a further £14,000 for the overheads.

The first day, on Wednesday, June 6, will see her go all the way to Fort William from Alloa.

An outdoor enthusiast who fell in love with the Wee County landscape 20 years ago, Angela founded Resonate to bring people together, reduce loneliness and isolation in the area, and to help folk with whatever they need to become successful individuals.

Each of the five days will represent an aspect Resonate focuses on: youth, older adults, isolation and loneliness, and creativity as well as social deprivation and poverty.

The charity is extremely close to her heart – she founded it using money her mother Patricia gave her from an insurance payout.

It is her mum’s legacy – while they were never rich, Patricia wanted Angela to use the cash and start something that helped people feel needed in society.

Angela also hopes to kick-start an annual cycle festival if the fundraiser is successful – it would include a race across the beautiful Scottish scenery with the hope that the unique #TheAlloa500 would attract entries from all over the place and generate income.

Ian Findlay, from Paths for All, helped her create the route, which comes in the shape of a love heart with the five stops located at each vertex.

Angela’s recent wedding made headlines in the Advertiser and further afield as the Beast from the East nearly denied her union with now husband Cameron – who will support her along the way with a vehicle should any issues arise.

And while she will be away pedalling for cash, locals will have the chance to challenge her on a static exercise bike at Resonate on Alloa’s North Castle Street.

People will have the opportunity to donate there and to put some miles in to show their support.

Angela knows it will be tough but she is determined to do whatever it takes to keep Resonate going.

She said: “Getting on my bike and doing the 100 miles a day for five days – when I talked to cyclists, they said it’s a really big challenge.

“So 100 miles in a day is quite difficult but doing it five consecutive days is massive.”

Some told her she had got “no chance” but she said: “I’m going to try!”

The bike will boast a unicorn head on the front, which means it should be easy to spot her on the roads.

Online donations are being taken through Crowdfunder – visit crowdfunder.co.uk/resonate-together-in-scotland/