David McKevitt (54) and Connor Dawson (21) will set off on their mammoth nine-day bike ride on Saturday, 25 April
The Scottish Government has put an extra £700,000 into a loan scheme to encourage more people to purchase and use an eBike.
Pics of the delivery of the new bike shed for Stromness Nursery.
Grants available are between £5000 and £50,000 and need to be match funded by public, community and third sector organisations
The public consultation drop-in event is being held on Thursday 25th April 2.30-7.30pm at Stenness Community Centre.
Taking on Etape Loch Ness for the first time is Orkney-based Marty Flett and Aberdeen-based friend, Iain Stanger, who will be raising funds for CLAN Cancer Support.
The funding is available for registered social landlords in Scotland.
Once both a plaything of the wealthy and a means of liberation to the worker the bicycle allowed men and women a freedom of movement they had never before experienced.
A total of 27 different organisations across Scotland will benefit to the tune of £462,000 in this 2nd round of funding.
Drop-in sessions take place at the Lambaness centre on Friday 1 February from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 18:00 to 20:00. All are welcome.