Night in Denholm for biker Beccy

Beccy Roberts
Beccy Roberts

A WOMAN who pledged to cycle the entire circumference of the UK for charity is enjoying a well-deserved stop-over at her family home in Denholm this weekend.

With nearly 1,500 miles banked, Beccy Roberts has cycled up to 100 miles a day to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), following her mother Ellie Roberts’ death from the disease last year. And she will pass through Hawick on the 22nd day of the challenge on Sunday before continuing the gruelling tour. The 35-year-old said: “I thought I’d have hit the wall by now, but I’m okay.”

Denholm’s Alisdair Crooks and Iain Shiels will also cycle from Edinburgh, with Beccy adding: “Quite a few locals are joining me for the last leg, which is great. We’re hoping to arrive in Hawick by 4pm.”

Beccy’s father Will Roberts, an organiser of Denholm folk festival, has provided support. Beccy has raised over £2,500 so far. To make a donation, visit www.becsbigbikeride.com