A WEE COUNTY charity boss is currently on a 500mile cycle 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 earlier this year to pedal for 100 miles each day for five consecutive days.

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, saw 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.

Today (Thursday June 7), Angela posted a video on social media to check in with those who follow her progress and paid tribute to lorry drivers, who have been very courteous on the roads.

Posted by Resonate Arts House on Thursday, 7 June 2018

The challenge continues with husband Cameron supporting her with a van along the way.

People in the Wee County can also do their part – a static bike is currently at Resonate Arts House on North Castle Street and anyone can jump on to challenge Angela while donations are much appreciated.

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.

Through the challenge, Angela hopes to kick-start a unique annual fundraising cycle race, #TheAlloa500.

This would enable the charity to raise funds and become more sustainable.

Angela previously told the Advertiser: “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!”

Check out the fundraising page here.