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Cycling the Hebridean Way from the Butt of Lewis to Vatersay is impressive in most people’s book.

But to complete the island-hopping marathon and then turning around to pedal back to Stornoway is something extra special.

But that’s precisely what Dean Holmes, Nigel Connor and Ken Hammond are planning this August on their fundraising cycle for Neuro Hebrides.

The trio will set off from the Butt of Lewis on Friday, August 18, on a 300-mile cycle ride to the Hebridean Way finish line in Vatersay. But that’s just the first leg. They plan to end their return leg at the Neuro Hebrides office on Francis Street, Stornoway.

Their fundraising target is £1000, with the money raised helping the continued support for those affected by a neurological condition in the Outer Hebrides.

The cycling trio said: “We understand that it’s a difficult time for a lot of people at the moment, but those who can’t help us with a donation can still help by supporting us along the way. We would love to see people either at the start to see us off, or at the finish line, or at the places we pass through along the way.”

In the meantime, they have launched an online appeal at JustGiving and a Facebook page called Butt to Barra and back to post updates.

At the time of writing, it looked like the fundraising effort would easily smash its target, with £720 of the £1,000 target already in the bag.

With around 11 weeks to go, the team are fettling their bikes and getting some lengthy training runs under their belts to prepare for the rigours of the Hebridean Way.