Laurence Slavin

Laurence Slavin has been using his time in lockdown to get fit and raise money for charity at the same time by signing up to Etape Caledonia – a gruelling 85 mile bike ride which includes a daunting 1,083m climb up Mt Schiehallion.

Laurence, the Council’s Chief Internal Auditor, made the decision to take on the challenge in November last year and has been busy training since, while also raising money for his chosen charity, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

Laurence said: “All my training is done in line with the current Covid guidelines, so it’s not always been easy to get as much bike time in as I’d perhaps like. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve been doing though and it’s been really good for my health during lockdown, both mentally and physically. It’s also a great opportunity to give something back by raising money for SAMH.”

The challenge, originally planned for May, will now take place on 19 September starting and finishing in Pitlochry. Good luck Laurence!

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Laurence Slavin