Kellie cycles 500 miles

A Brechin woman saddled up and took part in a mammoth static bike challenge for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

Kellie Gorman, aged 34, cycled 500 miles in just five days after being inspired by a family member who visits the CHAS hospice Rachel House in Kinross.

The challenge started on Monday, May 14 finishing on Friday, May 18 at the Scottish Hydro Electric store in Montrose’s High Street, where she works as a sales assistant.

With the full backing of her employer she completed the challenge on the shop floor where she even stopped to serve customers.

Kellie also had the support of staff and customers from Brechin’s Caledonian Bar where she also works part-time.

Having crossed the finishing line of one challenge Kellie is now preparing herself to take part in a sponsored skydive.

CHAS Fundraiser Hannah Archibald said: “We’re so grateful to Kellie for her support and dedication to her challenge.

“All the money Kellie raises will help children and young people with life-shortening conditions from across Scotland who use CHAS services.”

To support Kellie’s challenge visit:

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a Scottish charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

CHAS runs two children’s hospices - Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch - and an at home service called CHAS at Home.

A children’s hospice offers professional care, practical help and emotional support to the whole family, usually from the day of acceptance to the death of their child, and beyond. If you would like to support CHAS please contact the Aberdeen Fundraising office on 01224 624 858 or go to