Cycle to Syracuse - The Cairn to the Castle

OnRoad Leisure , Lockerbie – Saturday, 13 Oct 2018

Event Summary

Event Overview

The Cairn to the Castle Ride (from the Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial Cairn in Lockerbie Cemetery to Edinburgh Castle) represents the Scottish road riding stage of the Cycle to Syracuse memorial and fundraising campaign. Our core memorial cycle team (and event founders) comprises of five individuals, who represent the Emergency Services, Armed Services, RAF Mountain Rescue and Lockerbie Academy (Colin Dorrance, Retired Police Scotland Sergeant, David Walpole, Teamleader Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service,Paul Rae, Fire Officer,Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, David Whalley, Retired Royal Airforce and Mountain Rescue Expert, Brian Asher, Lockerbie Academy Rector.

This leisure ride is stage 2 of our memorial efforts, sitting between the stage 1 "Pupil Power" cycling events at various local schools in the Lockerbie area and our stage 3 Cycle to Syracuse Cycle Team's planned cycle of nearly 600 miles from the Lockerbie Disaster Memorial based in Arlington Cemetery, Washington DC to Syracuse University, North New York State, USA. Our sequence of cycling oriented events pays respectful memorial to the tragic events of the Lockerbie Air Disaster, December 1988. We remember the lives of 259 air passengers and flight crew, 11 residents lost in Lockerbie, and pay tribute to the Lockerbie community spirit and the extraordinary efforts of residents, emergency and community services during such a traumatic event and aftermath. 

In this 30th memorial year we also embrace and celebrate the very positive trans-atlantic relationships that developed after the air disaster. We focus our event on the strong bond between the town of Lockerbie and Syracuse University, New York State USA  (the University lost 35 Students, returning to the USA for Christmas from Europe-based study placements).

We aim to raise funds for Soul Soup, a local mental health charity that provides valuable counselling services to young people between the ages of 12-25.

This event will include a coordinated loop of Lockerbie Town by the cyclists to the two memorial locations (Park Place and Sherwood Crescent) and the laying of wreaths prior to commencement of our Group ride to Edinburgh Castle. 

After terminating at Waverley Rail Station for a regroup and refresh all cyclists will be escorted to Edinburgh Castle at 17:15hrs to meet with non-cyclist invited guests and dignitories for a celebratory gathering and refreshments within the Castle's great hall between 18:00hrs and 20:00hrs. 

We are delighted to have the support of the UK Government, who have facilitated this unique opportunity for our cyclist and non-cyclist guests to gain access to the Edinburgh Castle post-cycle hospitality.

Event Details

Event URN:

438337

Start Date:

Sat, 13th Oct 2018

Event Type:

OnRoad Leisure (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Lockerbie Academy, Dryfe Road, Lockerbie, DG11 2AT

View map

Cheques payable to:

entry by invitation only

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

David Walpole
07817837798
david.walpole@tiscali.co.uk

About the Event

Info for Riders

Please refer to our website cycletosyracuse.com and our facebook page  Facebook-cycle-to-syracuse for further information on the event and specific instructions and timings for the event date.

The Rides

Cycle to Syracuse - The Cairn to the Castle Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sat 13/10/18 08:15 --- --- 116km / 72 miles
Sat 13/10/18 – 08:15

Event Summary

Event Overview

The Cairn to the Castle Ride (from the Lockerbie Air Disaster Memorial Cairn in Lockerbie Cemetery to Edinburgh Castle) represents the Scottish road riding stage of the Cycle to Syracuse memorial and fundraising campaign. Our core memorial cycle team (and event founders) comprises of five individuals, who represent the Emergency Services, Armed Services, RAF Mountain Rescue and Lockerbie Academy (Colin Dorrance, Retired Police Scotland Sergeant, David Walpole, Teamleader Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service,Paul Rae, Fire Officer,Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, David Whalley, Retired Royal Airforce and Mountain Rescue Expert, Brian Asher, Lockerbie Academy Rector.

This leisure ride is stage 2 of our memorial efforts, sitting between the stage 1 "Pupil Power" cycling events at various local schools in the Lockerbie area and our stage 3 Cycle to Syracuse Cycle Team's planned cycle of nearly 600 miles from the Lockerbie Disaster Memorial based in Arlington Cemetery, Washington DC to Syracuse University, North New York State, USA. Our sequence of cycling oriented events pays respectful memorial to the tragic events of the Lockerbie Air Disaster, December 1988. We remember the lives of 259 air passengers and flight crew, 11 residents lost in Lockerbie, and pay tribute to the Lockerbie community spirit and the extraordinary efforts of residents, emergency and community services during such a traumatic event and aftermath. 

In this 30th memorial year we also embrace and celebrate the very positive trans-atlantic relationships that developed after the air disaster. We focus our event on the strong bond between the town of Lockerbie and Syracuse University, New York State USA  (the University lost 35 Students, returning to the USA for Christmas from Europe-based study placements).

We aim to raise funds for Soul Soup, a local mental health charity that provides valuable counselling services to young people between the ages of 12-25.

This event will include a coordinated loop of Lockerbie Town by the cyclists to the two memorial locations (Park Place and Sherwood Crescent) and the laying of wreaths prior to commencement of our Group ride to Edinburgh Castle. 

After terminating at Waverley Rail Station for a regroup and refresh all cyclists will be escorted to Edinburgh Castle at 17:15hrs to meet with non-cyclist invited guests and dignitories for a celebratory gathering and refreshments within the Castle's great hall between 18:00hrs and 20:00hrs. 

We are delighted to have the support of the UK Government, who have facilitated this unique opportunity for our cyclist and non-cyclist guests to gain access to the Edinburgh Castle post-cycle hospitality.

Event Details

Event URN:

438337

Start Date:

Sat, 13th Oct 2018

Event Type:

OnRoad Leisure (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Lockerbie Academy, Dryfe Road, Lockerbie, DG11 2AT

View map

Cheques payable to:

entry by invitation only

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

David Walpole
07817837798
david.walpole@tiscali.co.uk

About the Event

Info for Riders

Please refer to our website cycletosyracuse.com and our facebook page  Facebook-cycle-to-syracuse for further information on the event and specific instructions and timings for the event date.

The Rides

Cycle to Syracuse - The Cairn to the Castle Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sat 13/10/18 08:15 --- --- 116km / 72 miles
Sat 13/10/18 – 08:15

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