LOCHGELLY'S charity cyclist extraordinaire, Andrew Greenhorn, was delighted with the support he again received from the people of the area in his bid to raise money for charity.

The Ballingry Street cyclist Andrew, now in his seventies, thinks nothing of pounding out the miles for CHAS these days, after previously raising cash for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

But he has the amazing ability to persuade other people to join him and this year he and his colleagues raised over £2,500 for the Children's Hospice charity based at Kinross.

The cycle run in June, in decent weather conditions, saw 11 cyclists take on a 24 mile run from Lochgelly to Milnathort and back and this week Andrew, Ballingry Street, was able to drop off a cheque for £2675 for the Children's Hospice Across Scotland movement.

Andrew spent years raising £48,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma by taking part in a series of charity cycles run from Kingussie.

Said Andrew: "I spent seven years raising the money for the fund which backed research into leukaemia and lymphoma but when the event stopped through the retiral of the organisers I decided to seek to raise funds for a new cause.

"CHAS seemed a really good cause which is well backed by people in the Lochgelly area and it was brilliant that 10 people chose to join me.

Andrew praised the business community of the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area for their backing and also individuals who backed the fundraiser.

He added: "The businesses and people at home really backed the venture and I thank them warmly for their support.

"I would also like to thank the cyclists who did so well on tackling the 24 mile route."

Andrew never is surprised by the brilliant support he receives.

CHAS was delighted to receive the cheque and Hannah Gell said that Andrew was a remarkable man.

She said: "This is the 21st anniversary year of CHAS so it is truly a brilliant effort by Andrew and all who joined him on the cycle.

"On behalf of CHAS I would like to thank Andrew and everyone who took part."

Andrew is hoping to hold a similar event in 2018.