CYCLISTS of all ages across the Wee County jumped on their bikes to raise money for charity at the weekend.

The Tour de Clacks returned to Clacks on Sunday, September 4, and riders were out in force to raise money for Prostate Scotland.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Alloa, the Tour de Clacks is a 13m route across the entire Wee County and takes in some of the area’s best views.

The Rotary Club of Alloa’s Alun Morgan told the Advertiser the event was a great success despite some disappointing weather.

“It was a bit wet,” Alun joked. “We actually had 30 registrations in the end and we had about 20 riders.

“There was some young kids there as well, I think seven or eight years old was the youngest and [there was] someone in their 70s so we had a good range.

“It went brilliantly – it was wet, like I say, but apart from that it was a great ride.”

Alun, who took part in the event alongside his 12-year-old granddaughter, explained that there was a mix of riders with some on electric bikes and some on conventional bikes.

The event was not a race but the quickest person to complete the course did so in around one hour and 10 minutes.

Alun added: “It’s very nice, there’s some beautiful rides on the cycle routes.”

“We’ve run about four of these now and this is the first time we had rain unfortunately, but that’s the way it goes.

“I’d like to say thank you to those who participated and thank you to the Rotarians who, despite the weather, all turned out to marshal the event and make it successful and safe.”

The Rotary Club of Alloa’s next event will be a sponsored climb up The Nebit on October 30 to raise money for the Ochil Mountain Rescue Team.

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