Local boys’ charity relay at Forfar Loch

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Local boy Archie Brunton and a team of his friends will cycle in a relay around Forfar Loch, in an attempt to raise £500 for charity.

The boys, who are all P6 pupils at Langlands Primary School, will be cycling for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.

Archie, whose team will make the attempt on Saturday, June 6, told us: “We’re doing this because we are able to and we want to help other children be well too.”

The boys are all keen rugby players, turning out for Strathie Sharks, but chose to tackle a bike ride because it would provide them with a real physical challenge.

Eleven-year-old Archie’s mum, Fiona, explained: “He came home from school one day and announced that he wanted to do a charity bike ride for a kids’ cancer charity.

“We talked about the charities and he decided to pick CLIC Sargent.

“Archie then got his friends Ally, Fergus, and Kian on board.

“They have decided to cycle the two-and-a-half mile circuit of the loch 10 times each, making a total of 100 miles.”

The route around the loch was chosen as it is safe, a set distance, and easy to count the laps.

Fiona added: “Please support Archie and his friends, not only is this an amazing charity, doing amazing work, these boys are pretty amazing too!”

Archie hopes that others might join in with his team’s effort and raise an even higher total.

If you would like to donate, visit Archie’s JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/ArchieBike