A DETERMINED keep-fit enthusiast is attempting to become the first person ever to cycle the West Highland Way there and back again . . . in one astonishing day-and-a-half, 192-mile marathon!
Only four people have ever even attempted the body-sapping, lung-bursting feat.
But Kirkintilloch cycle expert Craig Hudson not only reckons he can succeed where others have failed – he’s confident of success.
Craig said: “I’m 100 per cent sure I can do it. I’ve got to the end of the 24-hour races and often felt like just going straight back and carrying on.”
And Craig intends on doing just that – getting to Fort William, “stopping for a wee snack” and then jumping back on the bike and pedalling back to Milngavie.
Craig said: “You push your body through the night. You get a second wind and it’s just about getting past that psychological wall.”
Craig (36), who owns a mountain bike tour company called West Highland Wheels based in Eastside, Kirkintilloch, has done the 96-mile stretch of the West Highland Way from Milngavie to Fort William on two wheels many times.
He has raised thousands of pounds for the likes of Yorkhill Children’s Hospital and Cancer Research.
His best time is an astonishingly impressive 18-and-a-half hours.
Craig, who lives in Moodiesburn, is originally from Neath, near Swansea in Wales.