Peer Support co-ordinator for Scotland finishes first in Nightrider Glasgow
Our Peer Support co-ordinator for Scotland, Robert Lappin, was first to complete the 100km course in Nightrider Glasgow.
The inaugural event started at 10.30pm on Saturday 19 May, with Robert crossing the finishing line ahead of everyone else less than five hours later.
The route passed many famous sights including the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow Science Centre, BBC Scotland, Glasgow Cathedral and Celtic Park. Along the way, Robert had to contend with dodging midnight revellers and cycling on a full stomach after eating too much pizza at the 2.30am pit stop.
Robert was joined by four other cyclists in Team Combat Stress and together they raised more than £2,000. A huge thank you from everyone at Combat Stress!
Robert served in the Royal Engineers for more than 20 years, during which time he was deployed to Northern Ireland, the Balkans and the Gulf. He said:
“Taking part in Nightrider, even as an experienced cyclist, was a very unusual experience. The most memorable part was passing through the city centre between 1am and 2am. Crowds of revellers shouted encouragement (of sorts) and we left the traffic in our wake.
“I took part in Nightrider to raise money but also to help further awareness of Combat Stress' work which truly does change lives of those with mental health conditions.
“Completing Nightrider was hugely satisfying. It felt far further than the 100km due to the focus required to ride at night and follow the hundreds of arrows around Glasgow.”
To ride for Combat Stress in Nightrider Liverpool, click here.