A team of cyclists left from BT Murrayfield this morning (Friday 11 July) on the penultimate leg of Loo Tour de Britain, a charity bike ride from Leeds to Arbroath, to raise funds for the PAMIS charity and its Changing Places campaign.
The campaign has been set up to not only raise funds but, also awareness of the lack of easily accessible public disabled toilets in Scotland, which are large enough to cater for a wheelchair and two carers.
Grant Speed, who will complete the full 370 mile cycle, said: “My niece and nephew are affected by the lack of facilities in their local area, with what seems like such a basic thing to do, going to the toilet, taking such a large chunk out of their day when they are in a public place.
“This highlighted to me that something so easy, which most of us take for granted, can be a struggle for others.
“We really hope that by doing this cycle we can raise the profile of the campaign, and the issue, which affects so many people across the country.”
So far, the campaign has raised around six of the ten thousand pounds they aim to raise.
To donate, visit: http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/LooTourdeBritainforChangingPlaces.