Canal’s route to more funds

cyclists are being sought to take part in this year’s Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Canal Cycle Ride.

The ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh, along the Forth-Clyde and Union canals, will take place on May 20.

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As well as the 50-mile route, a 25-mile option is available, starting or finishing at Falkirk. Both are traffic-free. There is no charge to take part, but riders are asked to obtain sponsorship. Last year’s event raised more than £15,000.

Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. For more details see or call 0845 450 2000.