A Scotstoun duo are to embark on an epic cycle as they bid to travel the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End around City’s Victoria Park to raise money for children in war-torn Yemen.

Beth and Simon Pattullo will take on the 874 mile-round challenge by doing laps around Victoria Park throughout August. 

As they aim to raise £2000, the couple have taken on the challenge to raise cash for Save the Children's work in Yemen.

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For children who have grown up in a war zone in Yemen – where healthcare systems have completely collapsed – Covid19 is now a new and terrifying threat. 

The war has left millions of children malnourished, vulnerable and without medical care, making them even more susceptible to infection.

Yemen has the highest Coronavirus fatality rate in the world, with a million people predicted to have contracted the virus. Donations to Save the Children will help set up Covid-19 treatment centres, provide PPE and give malnutrition treatment.

The inexperienced cyclists bid to take on the challenge as they juggle busy jobs and a two-year-old daughter named Ivy. The couple will cycle several one-mile laps of the park each day throughout August until they have cycled the length of Britain.

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Beth said: “Having watched many news reports on the horrific situation in Yemen, we felt that we really had to act in any way that we could.  Children in Yemen have not only had to endure a war that has relentlessly destroyed their homes, they are also enduring starvation and now Covid-19 has hit them.

"What they are dealing with is unimaginable to us and whatever money we raise will go to Save the Children’s projects in Yemen.”

Simon added: “Life in the UK has been difficult enough recently but imagine facing Coronavirus when you are already malnourished, have lost family members to war and have no healthcare or masks. This is the reality for children in Yemen and if we can help in some way, we will.”

Beth and Simon start their epic challenge today ad Victoria Park.

To donate to the couple's fundraiser, visit here.