IT HAS been two heart-wrenching years since a charity cyclist from Tillicoultry has gone missing on the way back from Fort William.

Tony Parsons, 63 at the time, was last seen on the night of September 29, 2017, outside the Bridge of Orchy Hotel.

He was recorded on CCTV, as he continued his journey southward along the A82 around 11.30pm on the night, in the direction of Tyndrum.

However, he has not been seen since and there has been no sign of his yellow bike either, despite extensive searches that included specialist resources including mountain rescue, a dog unit, air support and local volunteers.

Tony's son, Mike Parsons, opened up earlier in March in a public TV appeal, hoping one day the truth will be uncovered behind his disappearance.

He explained that without answers, the family is not able to move on.

Tony, a former Royal Navy submariner, had survived prostate cancer and started taking part in charitable events as a way of giving back following the support he had received.

He was described as a "very, very strong-willed and determined individual" by his son and set his sights on a 100-mile ride from Fort William back to the Wee County.

Chief Inspector Drew Sinclair, area commander for Clackmannanshire, has been seeking information since Tony vanished.

In a renewed appeal issued last week, he said: "Our thoughts very much remain with Tony's family, who have had to endure two years of not knowing where he is or what may have happened to him.

"We are determined to provide them with answers and we want to ensure people remain aware that he is missing in case they may have information which could help.

"Neither Tony nor his bicycle have been seen since leaving Bridge of Orchy two years ago.

"I would urge anyone who believes they may have information or perhaps may have seen a bicycle or cycling equipment which looked out of place to come forward.

"Please do not keep anything to yourself if you feel it is small or insignificant. Allow us to make that judgement.

"I would like to thank everyone who has assisted our enquiries so far."

Tony is described as white, 5ft 9in tall and of a stocky build.

At the time he had short greying hair, a moustache and was wearing glasses.

He has a tattoo of an anchor on his upper right arm and a tattoo of an eagle on his left.

When last seen, he was wearing a red waterproof jacket, a blue long-sleeved cycling top, a high visibility vest, fingerless gloves, beige combat trousers and walking boots.

He was also wearing a silver and grey cycling helmet and was carrying a silver and blue rucksack on his back.

Tony's bike had a yellow frame and black handlebars.

Anyone with any information that could help is being urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting the reference number 559 of October 2, 2017.