KIND-HEARTED Rangers fans will use pedal power to generate cash for a good cause in memory of five boys who lost their lives in the Ibrox Disaster. 

Members of Coatbridge supporters’ groups are saddling up to cycle from Markinch, in Fife, to the Light Blues’ Govan home on Saturday to raise money for The Founders Trail grave restoration fund. 

The 72-mile trek will begin at the Markinch Ibrox Disaster memorial – erected in memory of the village's Peter Easton, 13, Bryan Todd, 14, Ronald Paton, 14, Mason Philip, 14, and Douglas Morrison, 15 – and see around 10 fans take on the daunting challenge. 

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Davie Campbell, one of the organisers of the cycle, said it would be a “poignant” way to honour the teenagers. 

The 55-year-old said: “Every fan is aware of the Ibrox Disaster but not everyone knows about the five boys who lost their lives in Markinch. 

“For one village to lose five boys in one day and for them not to come home from a football match is just crazy.

“We’ve been doing the cycling for a bit and just wanted to bring the two of them together. It will be very poignant to do it from Markinch.” 

The cycle is set to begin on a touching note when the supporters meet Peter Lee – a friend of the five boys who was also at the match – at the memorial and lay a wreath. He reached out to the group after reading about their plans. 

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“They all walked together to their buses for the game,” Davie added. “It was really nice of him to contact us. 

“We are really looking forward to it and can’t wait to get going.” 

A total of 66 people lost their lives in the Ibrox Disaster of 1971 during a crush on Stairway 13 in the final moments of a January 2 Old Firm clash.

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