SCOTTISH cycling legend Graeme Obree is urging bikers to take to a different kind of track this month with a 24-hour challenge at Knockhill.

The Enable Scotland ‘Cycle the World’ event is running for its fourth year in West Fife, having already raised £130,000 for people with learning disabilities.

Graeme, known as the Flying Scotsman, said, “Last year was a fantastic event. I took part in a team with my son and some close friends, and would thoroughly recommend it to other cycling enthusiasts who are looking for an epic challenge.

“It was an honour to raise money for a charity that is so close to my heart. The event costs £60 per person and although there is no minimum sponsorship I would encourage anyone taking part to raise additional funds for Enable Scotland.” He added, “Unfortunately I won’t be able to take part again this year due to a conflicting schedule but I am thrilled to be supporting Enable Scotland and wish them and all the cyclists the best for the big day. You will love it!” Jennifer Niven, corporate and events fund-raising manager at Enable Scotland, said, “Cycle the World is a really exciting day and you can take part as a solo rider or in a team of up to six people.

“It can be tough during the night but we always have a team there ready to cheer people on and give them that extra push of motivation just when they need it.

“There is nothing quite like the atmosphere at Knockhill Racing Circuit when our Cycle the World riders cross the finish line after 24 hours of pedalling!” The event starts on Friday 28th August at 10am and finishes 24 hours later.

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