GALLOWAY RECYCLE SPORTIVE - SUPPORTING CHARITIES
Galloway ReCycle Sportive is a non competitive cycling event organised by the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright, started in 2011 to raise money for charities.
Beginning and ending in Kirkcudbright where the River Dee enters Kirkcudbright Bay, three routes of 30, 67 and 102 miles take cyclists along quiet country roads through beautiful scenery, along the coast, beside rivers and lochs, through wonderful woodland and up and down the Galloway Hills.
This is a fun event run by friendly people in order to enable others to enjoy the practical and pleasurable benefits of cycling.
Raising Money for Charities
Galloway ReCycle Sportive is run by volunteers so we keep our expenses to a minimum and maximise the amount raised for charities. Your enthusiasm for cycling and participation in this event will ultimately benefit those less fortunate.
Half the money raised goes to Rotary Club charities while the other half is divided between two cycling-related charities:
Killie Can Cycle, based in Kilmarnock, collects bikes donated from around Ayrshire and restores them to good working order, selling some at low cost to children in Scotland and donating the rest to children in third world countries.
Bikes 4 Africa, a Rotary Club based charity, delivers refurbished bikes to schoolchildren in The Gambia to enable them to attend school from remote rural areas. This highly successful programme has a dramatic impact on the raising of standards in education in these areas.