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The Road 2 Hampden: 1 Man and His Bicycle


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As part of the build up to this years Scottish Cup Final, 70-year-old Steve Taylor will attempt to cycle from Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, to Hampden Park, Glasgow, IN A DAY !!! 

Steve is a lifelong 'Baggies' fan, a bit of a fitness freak, and has followed Caley Thistle since their formation in 1994.

The idea comes through his charitable work with some Celtic-supporting friends, and his passion for Caley Thistle.

In honour of both teams making this year's final, he will do this to raise money for both Celtic and Inverness' affiliated charities - The Celtic Foundation, and MikeysLine - monies raised will be split equally between the two!

If you have access to Twitter, you can follow the story at @Road2Hampden

A link to the just giving page is below, along with details of each charity and a backstory to Steve's charitable history.

Thank You for your support 👍🏼

 

Back Story

In 2003, as part of Steve's 50th birthday celebrations, he and a small band of Caley Thislte fans walked 161-miles from Inverness to Falkirk for what was the final game at Brockville. Affectionatelty dubbed The Highland March, This 'one off' event was so popular, they did it again, and again, and again, eventually calling it a day after 13 events, finishing at Celtic Park in 2015.

They have walked from Inverness to Dunfermline, St Mirren (Old Love Street), Hamilton, Ross County (via Skye!) and Celtic. They have also walked to Inverness from Clyde, Falkirk (Falkirk Stadium), Dundee, St Mirren (New Love Street), Kilmarnock and Ayr!

The event may be reborn as a result of Steve's 'Road 2 Hampden' cycle, though time will tell if the Marchers are up for it 😉

The Charities

MIKEYSLINE  - MikeysLine are a relatively new and small charity in the Highlands, who provide people of all ages in Inverness and the Highlands with Mental Health support. Every penny they receive goes to helping those most vulnerable. Hearts legend and Caley Thistle Sporting Director, John Robertson, is an ambassador for the charity.

CELTIC FOUNDATION - The Celtic Foundation are the well established charity of Celtic FC, providing assistance and care to some of the most vulnerable and poverty striken people in Glasgow, regardless of age, gender, religion, ability or ethnicity. 

Your support for this event would be very much appreciated 🙏 Thank You!

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6️⃣ DAYS TO GO !!!

We've gained a couple more followers on Twitter, and we're just shy of £400 in donations.

It doesnt matter who you support - Every donation matters, and the final sum will be split 50/50 between two amazing charities.

Thank you 😊 

 

 

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