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Young farmers will plough on from Aviemore to Biggar for charities

By Tom Ramage

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The Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs is getting on its bike to raise vital funds for two major charities.

‘SAYFC Cycling A to B’ is set to start on July 20 from Strathspey.

A party of 14 members the association will head off from Aviemore.

A SAYFC spokesperson said they won't stop until they reach the Biggar Show.

The big bike ride starts from Aviemore on Thursday 20th.
The big bike ride starts from Aviemore on Thursday 20th.

"We will cycle 160-plus miles over three days, across three regions, finishing at the show on July 22.

"We are raising funds for worthy charities RSABI and SAYFC. All donations at our page will be gratefully received – any support will be much appreciated."

It is now known simply as RSABI, but the charity was founded as the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and in recognition of the deep agricultural depression at the time.

SAYFC – the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs – is a membership organisation for young people who live and work in rural Scotland.

With over 70 clubs throughout the country, they are a vibrant and supportive network for people aged between 14 and 30 years.

A spokesperson explained: "Our focus is on developing young people and giving access to a wide range of new opportunities and experiences from arts & crafts to performing arts and sports, as well as practical skills such as cattle and sheep dressing.

"Lifelong friendships are made at SAYFC with regular get-togethers and many opportunities to travel..."

Not least from Aviemore to Biggar on a bike!

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