Glasgow Nightrider raises money for charity

Glasgow News 

On 19 May, Area Director for the RAF Benevolent Fund, Baz Dale, joined hundreds of cyclists taking part in the inaugural Glasgow Nightrider.

Baz (47), a keen cyclist, decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force by not only taking to the saddle, but completing the 50km challenge on a Brompton Bike.

Baz said: “I survived! It was a longer night than I was expecting. I started at 0100 in the morning with a small group of mixed abilities, but ended up cycling most of it on my own, and finished just before 0500. The route was not always clear – not enough arrows on signposts! – but the biggest problem was having to stop at traffic lights so often in the city centre! That probably added about a quarter of the time to my effort. I completed 52km – including a wee detour – in 3 hours and 42 minutes.

“It’s really important for me to undertake an event like this – we have thousands of supporters doing incredible things for the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity, so it was only fair for me to give something back to. I am constantly amazed by the lengths people go to for us – all of which helps us support the RAF Family emotionally and financially. I served in the RAF myself, only leaving last year as a Wing Commander at RAF Linton on Ouse so I fully appreciate now more than ever the great work that the Fund undertakes for serving personnel, veterans and their families too.”

Baz raised more than £250; to help him generate even more, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BazDaleBromptonCycleChallenge.

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