Dunfermline schoolboy, 8, prepares for the Highland Cycle Challenge to help CHAS

A YOUNG boy from Dunfermline heads to the Highlands for a charity bike challenge.

Noah Hart, the young Carnegie Primary, is preparing for a grueling 110km journey from Inverness to Fort William next month.

The eight-year-old’s cycle follows a similar pedal two years ago when he traveled from Glasgow to Edinburgh to raise over £2,000 for children’s charity CHAS.

In September he will hike the Great Glen Way with dad Gary for two days. Day one, from Inverness to Fort Augustus, will see him travel 60km. Another 50 km will be covered the next day when he reaches Fort William.

Proud dad Gary said training is underway.

“He really enjoyed the last one and we raised so much money, so I wanted to do something a little more challenging because he’s a little older now,” he explained.

“We are from Fort William so we decided to do it there. Noah is a little more worried this time than the last because there are quite a few hills on the first day.

“There are three big climbs, up to 400 meters, but what I tell him is if you have to go up, then you have to go down so we can have fun.

“We were so surprised with him in the last one. He was like an energizing bunny! He’s a pretty fit boy and does his football and stuff, so he’s not really worried.

Noah chose to help CHAS because his mother Laura works as a senior nurse at their Rachel House facility in Kinross.

“He understands the service they provide to families and it’s an important charity to support,” added Gary.

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