100 Mile Cycle Challenge

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Started on 7th July 2020 Northwood, England, United Kingdom

Updates 45


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 7th July 2020

The challenge begins!

So far our team members in Glasgow, Aberdeenshire and London have made a start on their 100 miles.

In Glasgow...

Shearman - 94.19 miles to go
Kerr - 83 miles to go

In Aberdeenshire...

Kerr - 91 miles to go 

In London...

Weekes - 94.27 miles to go

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 8th July 2020

Little Legs

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Our Manx team are off the mark. 8 miles achieved. Well done! ⭐️⭐️


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 8th July 2020

WARNING

Updates from Team Boyce, MacNeil and D’Arcy will induce location envy.

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 8th July 2020

Barradise

Fantastic maiden pedal from Northbay to Barra Airport, return. A trio of heroes!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 9th July 2020

Barra-Based Team #2

The MacNeils are looking pleased with themselves....

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 9th July 2020

The Full Biffter

..... Team MacNeil managed a circuit of the island, clocking up  their first miles! Ru Riders are all impressed. As Jules so rightly commented - SMASH!1594318204_1ebcb138-a403-481f-b7f4-312dd13eef0a.jpeg


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 9th July 2020

Raining in London?

Our hardy Scot down south has been braving the elements to get back in the saddle. We are proud of you!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 9th July 2020

Virtual 100

Super dedication from our teenager in Aberdeenshire, cycling in the garage for MACS charity. We love the tech set-up!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 11th July 2020

SAT STATS

Every Saturday we will find out how our teams are getting on with the 100 mile challenge. It’s been a great MACS Awareness Week as lots of us managed to get on our bikes. 

HOW MANY MILES TO GO IN......

London?

72.5

Isle of Man?

71

Barra (MacNeil)?

75.5

Barra (Northbay)?

80

Aberdeenshire? 

Son 70

Father 100

Glasgow (Shearman)?

69

Glasgow/Vatersay (D’arcy)?

 76

Lincoln?

100

Glasgow/Oban (Kerr)?

68


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 11th July 2020

Pollok Park Pedal

Shout out to wee powerful Poppy who had some gears/brakes issues on the D’Arcy’s first miles.  

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 11th July 2020

Vatersay Dream Cycle

All the Ru Riders wish they could have joined the MacNeils on a trip to beloved Vatersay.

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 11th July 2020

GOING SOLO

Left the wee ones behind to achieve an impressive 21 miles! Magic Jilly!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 13th July 2020

Stop/Start/Chat

Linzi kept meeting people she knew on her Vatersay/Barra cycle. It would be rude not to stop to say hello. 

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 13th July 2020

Solidarity Sisters

Jill was joined by her sister on this ride after taking the little legs to the local track. 

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 18th July 2020

It’s SAT STATS time!

HOW MANY MILES TO GO?

Aberdeenshire 

Son - 50

Father - 100

Vatersay MacNeil

38

Barra Northbay

48


Glasgow Shearman

57

Isle of Man

50

Glasgow Kerr

68

London

72

Vatersay D’Arcy

76

Lincoln 

100


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 18th July 2020

Northbay-Northbay

Congratulations on achieving the Barra circuit! Kismuil Castle and our Northbay cyclist looking splendid!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 19th July 2020

Urban MACS

Spurred on by the arrival of her MACS t-shirt, a tour of some of Glasgow’s sights.

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 19th July 2020

All the Way to Granton-on-Spey

What a great photo of the Shearmans on their Scottish Staycation! They are on the home straight with only 44 miles to go!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 20th July 2020

The Colby Wheels Keep Turning Turning...

In the IOM, the little legs have been regularly pedalling a 5 mile route. Dad is doing his best to keep up with his dedicated girls as their miles accumulate.  Proud!   

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 21st July 2020

Get Out of the City and into the Sunshine.

There are multiple, mostly traffic-free routes from Pollok Park heading out of Glasgow for a bit of country air. Today’s cycle to Lochwinnoch was just the ticket!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 23rd July 2020

Cloud Bursts and Big Smiles!

Guess how many miles left to cycle for this cheery team? You’ll have to wait until STAT SAT to find out....

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 25th July 2020

Barra and Vatersay Envy cntd....

Barra Northbay caught a brief glimpse of the MacNeil Team as they whizzed past on their route today. Glorious scenes and incredible top speeds! 1595700714_abcbd43f-02be-4d1e-ba6a-b2f34711ccfc.jpeg


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 25th July 2020

It’s SAT STATS time! (It’s a good un)

HOW MANY MILES TO GO?

Aberdeenshire 

Son - 40

Father - 100 (planned for Aug 15)

Vatersay MacNeil

10

Barra Northbay

48


Glasgow Shearman

9

Isle of Man

12

Glasgow Kerr

22

London

54

Vatersay D’Arcy

76

Lincoln 

100


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 26th July 2020

Park Tour

Glasgow the Dear Green Place. 6 miles door to door, 4 parks. South Side residents have never appreciated them more than the past few months. 

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 27th July 2020

Wind Power

Back on home soil, a short Sunday cycle at Whitelees Windfarm for this team who can afford to relax with most of the miles already in the bag! 

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 27th July 2020

Otters on the Road to the Eriskay Ferry.

The Northbay Girls were the only Ru Riders who braved the Scottish summer today! Amazing commitment!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 27th July 2020

What does our youngest Ru Rider deserve?

At just 4 years old and only recently learnt how to ride her bike without stabilisers, we are incredibly proud of this wee face. 1595867827_756c51ab-de9c-4648-b3a8-2e0c9a76ac2e.jpeg


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 29th July 2020

And They’re Off!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 3rd August 2020

Admin Apologies...

Late with the STATS this week...


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 3rd August 2020

Northbay Minus One.

The Northbay2 made a complete circuit of the island today. The third member wasn’t taking it easy. She was hiking up Barra’s highest hill, Heaval, and waved to her mum and dad as they cycled below. 
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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 3rd August 2020

Biking Haven in Portnahaven.

The Kerrs have joined forces in Islay for their staycation and are fitting in some MACS miles. Idyllic cycling on B roads with hardly any motorised vehicles.

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 3rd August 2020

Fresh Air Teenager.

Released from his Aberdeenshire garage virtual cycling, Cameron was joined by his wee sister for a 6 miles, after dinner cycle in Islay. A few hills and plenty of deer! 

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 3rd August 2020

SAT STATS (ON A MON)

HOW MANY MILES TO GO?

Aberdeenshire 

Son - 34

Father - 100 (planned for Aug 15)

Vatersay MacNeil

10

Barra Northbay

21


Glasgow Shearman

2

Isle of Man

2

Glasgow Kerr

10

London

54

Lincoln 

100 (planned for Aug 8)


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 3rd August 2020

Back-Up100

Although planning to undertake his MACS miles on August 15th to coincide with the cancelled Prudential ride, Andy secured his 100 miles on Islay just in case the Scottish weather foils his Aberdeenshire cycle. “Wowzers“, “Whopper of a ride!” say some Ru Riders!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 6th August 2020

South Easterly

4 Kerrs started this short cycle from Sanaigmore to Bruichladdich but only 2 finished. Thanks to Sarah and Lesley who picked up the pair with smaller wheels who struggled with the hills and headwinds.

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 9th August 2020

Dam Nearly Done

With the Vatersay summer getaway over for another year, Barra MacNeil becomes Glasgow MacNeil but aren’t they lucky to have the lovely Dams to Darnley loop on their doorstep. 1596967644_88469785-f292-4ade-bdb3-a62864e97fd9.jpeg


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 9th August 2020

Pedal, Pub and Grandparents.

The Ru Riders in Lincoln know how to make a day of it, co-ordinating family time AND a pint, while accumulating a whopping 55 miles! 

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 9th August 2020

SUN(NY) STATS

HOW MANY MILES TO GO?

Aberdeenshire 

Son - 26

Father - 0 or 100 

Glasgow MacNeil

2

Glasgow Northbay

20


Glasgow Shearman

2

Isle of Man

2

Glasgow Kerr

2

London

30

Lincoln 

45


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 16th August 2020

Cycle-Swim-Cycle

Archie’s family cycled with him to swim training this week. He was a bit disappointed that his 2.5km in the water wasn’t counted towards his MACS miles.

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 16th August 2020

Andy and the Inverclyders

These pals have waited until deadline weekend to pedal their way from zero to 100 miles and even further... Their route included Glenshee!!! Here they are in Braemar. Immense effort lads!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 16th August 2020

Cam down. 2 miles to go..

Back in the Aberdeenshire garage, our teenage Ru Rider realised he’d better get some miles in before Sunday. It’s all under control now.

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 16th August 2020

Isle of Man 100-100

What a team of Ru Riders we have had in the Isle of Man! The Little Legs have accumulated 50 miles each to achieve their MACS miles while both Mum and Dad made sure to top an additional 100 miles themselves. Thank you so much for being part of our collective. We have loved your updates and enthusiasm.

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 16th August 2020

Together!!!

What a privilege to be able to ride out the final 2 miles joined by other Ru Riders. These teams have accumulated their miles in Barra, Nethy Bridge and Islay but came home to Glasgow to complete their MACS challenge together  with bicycle bells ringing through Pollok Park. Ding! Ding! All done!

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Team Ru Riders posted an update on 16th August 2020

August 16th Deadline Day!

HOW MANY MILES TO GO?

Aberdeenshire 

Son - done ✅ 

Father - done ✅ 

Glasgow MacNeil

done ✅ 

Glasgow Northbay

done ✅ 

Glasgow Shearman

done ✅ 

Isle of Man

done ✅ 

Glasgow Kerr

done ✅ 

London

done ✅ 

Lincoln 

done ✅ 


Team Ru Riders posted an update on 16th August 2020

APART BUT TOGETHER

Congratulations to every Ru Rider. Apart but together, we have cycled a total of 1400 miles! Extra special thanks to everyone who has donated to MACS. You have turned each mile that we have cycled into over £1. Your generosity encouraged us to keep pedalling.

At a time when we have been forced to live very separate lives, this challenge has meant a lot to us, allowing us to feel part of something special. MACS will be able to support many families with the funds raised.

Watch this space. We may be back next year with a new challenge...

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Help us to make a difference

We are raising money for Microphthalmia Anophthalmia and Coloboma Support: MACs. This year 90 families in the UK will be told their babies have no eyes, small eyes or a cleft in the eye. Many of them will have additional needs or other health challenges. Some will be told their child will never see.

MACs is the UK’s national charity for children born without eyes or underdeveloped eyes. They help over 2500 families supporting them at each stage of their journey by providing peer support, practical help and opportunities to take part in life changing activity trips. 

Our team is taking part in a virtual challenge to cycle 100 miles by 16th August which would have been the Prudential London to Surrey Cycle Ride and a big fundraiser for MACs.

Team members will each be cycling their 100 miles all over the UK: Aberdeenshire, Oban, Barra, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Lincoln and London.

Apart but together, we are The Ru Riders!

Anything you can contribute towards helping us achieve our target will be massively appreciated.

Thank you.

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Eilidh French commented

Great challenge!

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Jamieson Family commented

Well done guys. So sorry for late response. Great cause!!!

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Ruth Kinnish commented

Well done Condon family!!

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Great cycling guys

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Heather Stirling commented

So very proud of all of you! Super cycling for a great charity. Love The Stirlings xxx

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