Sir Chris Hoy joins cyclists in raising money to tackle homelessness 

Cyclists rode between Glasgow and Edinburgh to raise money.

Sir Chris Hoy joins cyclists in raising money to tackle homelessness  Twitter

Famous faces including Sir Chris Hoy and Gregor Townsend joined hundreds of cyclists in a fundraising event aimed at tackling homelessness.

The ‘Break the Cycle‘ event, organised by Social Bite, saw riders cycle from Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow to BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

Former Scotland rugby international Al Kellock, Elaine C. Smith, and comedian Chris Forbes were also among those who took part in the fundraising effort.

Fitness guru Mr Motivator helped participants to warm up at the starting line before joining them again in Edinburgh for a warm down.

Fundraising remains open for the rest of the month, with Social Bite working to help support those who have experience homelessness across the country.

An anonymous donation of £500,000 was also made towards the campaign.

Josh Littlejohn, chief executive and co-founder of Social Bite, thanked everyone who helped to raise money for the cause.

“What a thrill it’s been to have Break the Cycle back bigger and better than ever before,” he said.

“We’re really thankful to our start supporters Sir Chris, Al, Shanaze (Reade), Elaine and Jennifer (Reoch), as well as the thousand passionate fundraisers who’ve made the whole event so special.

“We know times are tough at the moment for everyone, so we really do appreciate that so many people have got on board this year to fundraise.”

Littlejohn explained that the funds raised will go towards projects including plans to build two new villages.

“The money raised will help us provide vital support to people across the country who’ve experienced homelessness,” he said.

“This can be through a variety of means, from our plans to build two new villages, to empowering people into employment, or by providing people with free, fresh food when they need it most.

“It’s been fantastic to see so many people come together for what’s been an incredible event.

“The hard work continues now as we put the money raised to good use and help break the cycle of homelessness.”

He added: “We’re all very grateful to all of our supporters and partners who have helped push this campaign forward.”

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