Those who run the charity it was supporting, the Williams Syndrome Foundation, were “flabbergasted”.
And bike ride organiser, Mairi McMinn, who is also volunteer Scottish co-ordinator for the charity, said this week: “I thought we would raise £3000 but we have seven times that. It is absolutely fantastic. It is actually going to be over £22,000.”
Now the charity, which is run by parents of children with Williams Syndrome, has the happy task of deciding how to spend the money.
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