The great journey comes to an end

Alan Taylor and Tony smith pictured in Gayfield Arbroath on Friday morning after their marathon cycling round the Scottish football parks. Arbroath chairman John Christison presented them both with the Lichties strips.
Alan Taylor and Tony smith pictured in Gayfield Arbroath on Friday morning after their marathon cycling round the Scottish football parks. Arbroath chairman John Christison presented them both with the Lichties strips.

Kirrie teachers Alan Taylor and Tony smith are pictured at Gayfield Park, Arbroath, on Friday morning after their marathon cycling round the Scottish football parks.

Alan and Tony started their journey at Fort William on Thursday, June 27 and completed their challenge on Friday morning (July 12) at around 11 a.m.

Around 13 other cyclists joined the duo at Broughty Castle and accompanied them on the very final stage of their journey to the home of Arbroath Football Club - the final stadium visit of the tour.

Arbroath chairman John Christison was there to welcome them both home and present them with Lichties strips.

In all, Tony and Alan cycled 1,000 miles and visited 12 Scottish Premier league grounds, 30 Scottish Football League grounds and 18 Highland League grounds.

They kept an excellent online record of their journey at www.facebook.com/roundthegrounds which is well worth a look to see how they got on at each stage of the journey.

Before Tony and Alan set off they had hoped to raise between £1,000 and £1,500 and they are well on the way to make this amount or even more.