Ride, Ramble or Run for Poppyscotland

30th August 2017 Laura Hayward

Ride, Ramble or Run is back! Poppyscotland’s annual fundraiser in the north of Scotland, which falls on the final day of the Highland Military Tattoo, takes place in and around Fort George, Inverness, and gives those in attendance a number of options for how they wish to compete.

The event is for all of the family and open to all ages and abilities, and participants are encouraged to complete the challenge as they see fit. They can combine walking, running and cycling depending on the route chosen, and ‘alternative’ methods are welcome. For example, previous competitors have taken part on a unicycle, while one youngster undertook the 5km walk backwards.

The event, which was previously known as the Highland Poppy Run, starts and finishes inside Fort George and begins at 1pm on September 10th inside Fort George, Ardersier. For those completing the course, memento poppy medallions are to be handed out.

Poppyscotland North East Community Fundraiser Frances Beveridge said: “Ride, Ramble or Run will be a fun day out as well as a way to keep fit and to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Fort George. It’s also about getting those taking part to go the extra mile in order to raise vital funds to enable Poppyscotland to continue providing life-changing support for the Armed Forces community in Scotland.

“If you have not already signed up, don’t worry as we still have places available. The money raised will allow us to support our ex-Servicemen and Servicewomen all year round. We offer tailored support and funding for the Armed Forces community, including support with employment, mobility, respite and breaks, housing and mental health difficulties.”

Roddy Wood, Vice-Chairman of the Highland Military Tattoo, added: “The Poppyscotland Ride, Ramble or Run event on Sunday, 10th September is a good fun family day out, allowing so many to enjoy the area around Ardersier and Fort George. You will also be helping our Armed Forces veterans who sadly rely more and more on support from Poppyscotland.”

To find out more and sign up please click here.