Livi chief to get on bike to boost youth coffers
LIVINGSTON chief executive Ged Nixon is getting on his bike to help boost the coffers of the club’s youth programme after confirming he is to tackle the Freshnlo Pedal for Scotland challenge of cycling between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Joining Nixon on the 51 mile trek will be a host of Livingston supporters, Head of Youth Brian Welsh and the full Livingston under 19 squad.
Registration for the event is still open for any wannabe Lance Armstrong’s, or for anyone keen to help raise money for the club.
But fans who don’t fancy braving the 51 mile route can still contribute by sponsoring Nixon and company or by making a donation.
The event, which is taking place on Sunday, September 11, starts on Glasgow Green and takes cyclists on a mixture of closed roads, quiet back roads and cycle paths before ending in the capital city.
Rest stops are set-up and stationed along the route every ten miles to allow cyclists the chance of a breather and to stock up on free refreshments.
And a free lunch is laid on at West Lothian’s iconic Linlithgow Palace.
Transport can also be booked to get you and your bike to the start, or home from the finish.
Nixon reveals he has experience of long-distance cycling although he admits he may need to brush up on his bike skills.
He said: “I thought I’d lead by example and show everyone a clean pair of heels.
“I’ve not done an awful lot of cycling recently but I did cycle the Great Glen a few years ago which was a monumental effort I have to admit.
“The Great Glen was all off-road from Fort William to Fort Augustus then on to Inverness so that was hard work but I’ll need to get back out on my bike and practising again before the Pedal For Scotland event.”