Fife optician completes near-500m charity cycle

16/10/2023
Left to Right: Richard Curtis, Adrian McCann and John Adams

A FIFE optician recently swapped specs for spokes when he got on his bike for a charity challenge – backed by his colleagues from all over Scotland who donated £5k to kick off his fundraising.

Adrian McCann from Kirkcaldy joined UK colleagues Richard Curtis and John Adams to take on a 478-mile, 7-day, London to Edinburgh charity cycle to raise vital funds for people experiencing homelessness.

The trio of amateur cyclists have already raised almost £11.5k so far and hope their pedal power will help raise £20,000 for homeless charity, Crisis UK.

When Specsavers across Scotland heard about Adrian’s challenge, they joined forces to contribute £5,000 to the fundraising campaign to ensure it got off to a flying start.

Adrian, optometrist director of Specsavers in Leven and Cupar, says: ‘Many people are facing challenging times, and one vulnerable group in dire need are those without a place to call home.

‘I wanted to do something proactive for a cause that I feel deeply passionate about. Then the spark came to pick a feat that would challenge and push me at the same time. Pedal power won!

‘I am overwhelmed by the support from my optometry colleagues all over Scotland for their generous support. During the cycle we faced some awful weather conditions and our limbs were aching, but it was worth it to make a difference to this amazing charity.’

Crisis UK is a national charity for people experiencing homelessness and includes those sleeping on the streets or other individuals awaiting housing while staying with friends.  The charity provides invaluable practical support that includes helping people access benefits, healthcare services and employment opportunities. 

To make a donation, visit justgiving.com/page/thespecsaversteam.

For details on Specsavers services, appointments, or advice, visit Specsavers.

The latest stories