Glasgow pals to pedal boat from Falkirk in three-day challenge for a worthy cause

A pair of pals from Glasgow are set to embark on a gruelling three-day challenge which will see them travel through the canal on a pedal boat - and its all for a worthy cause.

Colin Duncan, from Ibrox, and Tom Gibson, who lives in the east end are taking on the mammoth challenge in aid of Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), who provide vital palliative care to children and support their loved-ones.

It'll see them set off from the Falkirk Wheel on Thursday, June 27, before arriving at Speirs Wharf in Glasgow on Saturday, June 29.

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Self-employed Colin, 37, was wanting to do a challenge like this for a long time but was looking for someone "crazy enough" to join him.

He met Tom at a pub in the west end and the pair have been pals since. Now, they are taking on the pedalo to raise vital funds for CHAS, where Tom used to volunteer.

Colin said: "I’ve had this idea for quite a while and it wasn’t feasible at first because I didn’t have permission to have a peddle boat. I recently got permission to use it but needed to find someone crazy enough to do it with me.

"I was in a west end pub and bumped into Tom through a mutual friend. I told him the idea and he was totally up for it. We didn’t know each other before this and have now formed a friendship.

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"There’s no better charity than one that supports children and Tom used to volunteer with CHAS so that’s how we chose to raise money for them."

He added: "We are going to start at a pub in Falkirk for our first pint before the challenge and are excited. We’ve been cycling a bit more than usual to prepare for the challenge."

Support their fundraiser for CHAS here.

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