Dundee Cyclathon Challenge returns for 2021 spin – register now!

Pat O’Connor, President, Rotary Club of Claverhouse and pupils from the Morgan Academy and Claverhouse Rotarians

The 17th Dundee Cyclathon, the city’s largest annual cycling event, organised by the Rotary Club of Claverhouse, will be held this year during 5th to 19th September, in aid of the STV Children’s Appeal and registration is now open.

Attracting entrants of all ages from 5 to 80+ years old, it is a virtual cycling event, open to individuals, families, friends and groups from work, clubs, schools, colleges and universities. 

Cyclists can pedal how far and where they want and how often they want in their local area during the two week period – and can even participate indoors on their exercise bikes.

All monies raised will go to the STV Children’s Appeal to support the 1 in 4 children and young people currently living in poverty in Scotland. The Dundee Cyclathon 2020 raised an incredible £10,000 thanks to the participants and generous sponsors, and this year organisers are expecting the event to be even more popular than ever.

Cyclathon Organiser, Rotarian Ian Balgowan, commented “We are looking forward to a record turnout for this year’s Cyclathon. During lockdown, around 1.3 million people in the UK have bought bikes.  This provides a fantastic opportunity for a large number of cyclists from Dundee, the surrounding regions and further afield to get out and about and have fun, while raising money to support those children in Scotland who are in desperate need of our help.”

Cyclists throughout Angus, Perthshire, Fife and beyond can register to take part via the Cyclathon website,