A SAUCHIE man is aiming to complete a 12-hour exercise cycle event to raise money for a kids cancer charity.

Scott Macdonald, 43, will be undertaking the mammoth challenge to fundraise for Young Lives vs Cancer, a charity devoted to supporting young people and their families during diagnosis and treatment.

As part of his fundraising, Scott and his friend Kevin Coulter will be cycling for 12 hours in Asda Alloa on Saturday, January 27, stopping only for five minutes each hour.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Scott explained he wishes to raise as much money as he can.

“I’ll be doing a 12-hour cycle on the exercise bikes in Asda,” Scott said. “This is a way of continuing to raise money for Young Lives vs Cancer.

“I envisaged cycling in Asda for 12 hours on an exercise bike would be a good way to raise funds for the charity, that’s my sole motivation.

“I know what it’s like dealing with this disease. Since my diagnosis, I’ve got into running and I enjoy it.

“At 44, I know what it’s like so anything I could do to show support for the charity, I’ll do it.”

The 12 hour Asda cycle is a precursor to Scott’s main fundraising event, which will be the London Marathon this April.

In preparation for the marathon, he has completed the Loch Ness and Edinburgh marathons, slowly readying himself for the step up to the London event.

He continued: “My story pales into significance when you consider that I’m in my forties and have been fortunate enough to have been diagnosed early.

“My thoughts and hopes are with the younger generation faced with this horrific disease.”

Scott has received support for the 12 hour cycle from PureGym Alloa, who have kindly provided the exercise bikes for himself and Kevin to use.

The pair also have full backing of Asda Alloa, who are letting the fundraisers use their facilities for their cycle.

Scott added: “A big thanks goes to Asda and PureGym who have been very kind to provide the space and exercise bikes to allow this to happen.”

Scott’s fundraiser can be found at here.