Stephen’s 66-mile cycle to raise funds in memory of fiancée’s dad

Stephen Ramage is taking on the daunting Etape Inverness Cycle race at the end of April in memory of his fiancée Sarah’s dad, Graham Campbell.

The 66-mile challenge starts in the Capital of the Highlands and takes riders on a breathtaking and very demanding trip around the whole of Loch Ness.

Stephen told us: “The Hospice cared for Graham and I was amazed at the facilities and care he received. So I wanted to honour this by raising funds for Hospice.”

If you would like to donate to Stephen’s appeal, please go to his JustGiving page at:

The page tells the story of his preparations for the event, which started last year and have involved months of training.

It reads: “This will be a big achievement for me. In the space of six months I will need to train consistently and eat correctly, so what better way to keep me motivated than raising money for St Margaret of Scotland Hospice?

“The initial reason for getting on the bike again was weight loss. As I will be marrying my fiancée next year (Sarah). And we all want to look our best for the big day.

“However, there is a big part of her life not going to be present on the day. Her Dad, Graham Campbell. Graham was treated amazingly by St Margaret of Scotland Hospice for the last few weeks of his life.

“The staff and Hospice in general improved his quality of life and spirits. The great work the Hospice do requires funds and hopefully monies we raise can go some way to the running costs of this incredible place.”