Uphill Trustee Liddy Laird and her husband Calum undertook a Sponsored Endurance Motorcycle Event around Scotland on the weekend of June 25/26 to raise funds to buy a much needed security fence for the new Uphill Junior School site.
The route began in Newport-on-Tay at 7am on Saturday 25 June and the intrepid pair visited the furthest east, west, north and south points of the Scottish mainland and passed through Leadhills (home of the highest school in mainland Scotland) - 1054 miles in all, and in very wet conditions on the second day. The fundraising target of £1 per mile has been almost doubled and this will go a long way towards the installation cost of a quality security fence to keep large domestic animals away from the new school buildings, and to provide a safe environment for the pupils.
The name of the event,The 48 hour Fence Loupers, was inspired by the 1963 film The Great Escape, in which Steve McQueen (as a WWII POW) eludes captivity by 'louping' over a barbed wire fence on a motorcycle: Louping (Old Scots): leaping, jumping, vaulting over. Hopefully our eventers will not be leaving the ground during their ride but the fence reference was too good to go past.
Various other biking chums provided moral support along the route on day two. See below for the route details. You can still donate to this fund raiser here or via the donate button on the website.
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