Read about our most recent cycling adventure!

Story on Bikes 2020

Friday 31st July to Saturday 8th August 2020
Seven cycling days

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Story on Bikes 2020 was a cycling adventure about the story of Mamie Martin and the work of the Mamie Martin Fund. 43 riders did it in their own area with our ‘Stay-at-Home’ version, clocking their miles/Kms between June and August. Registration for all rides has now closed and thanks to those who have been cycling and are continuing their rides.

Launch of the ride at the David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre, Scotland

Main Stay-at-Home ride: Riders did the equivalent of the route between the homes of David Livingstone (Blantyre) and Mamie Martin, in whose name we support girls’ education in Malawi, (Tarbet) – 47 miles. Many also rode the full ride distanceof 210 miles. They all got a certificate for the distance covered. They rode those miles/Kms at their own time, in their own location and at their own pace.

Fund-raising page –

Facebook – Mamie Martin Fund @mamiemartinfund

Facebook – Cycling Miles for Malawi @miles4malawi

On Twitter, @mamiemartinfund #storyonbikes

On Instagram, @mmf_scotland #storyonbikes

Distances: see the map link and image below for the shorter version and consider the following points on the route:

  • Blantyre to Cambuslang: 6 miles
  • Cambuslang to Glasgow Green (ice-cream): 4 miles
  • Glasgow Green to Riverside Museum (ice-cream): 3 miles
  • Riverside Museum to Clydebank: 5 miles
  • Clydebank to Dumbarton: 8 miles
  • Dumbarton to Balloch: 4 miles
  • Balloch to Luss: 10 miles
  • Luss to Tarbet: 7 miles

Our Story on Bikes Riders

The ‘on-location’ plan is here

On Fri 31st July, the cyclists rode from Edinburgh to Blantyre, the home of David Livingstone. Alison Cameron, MMF Scottish Patron launched the project on Sat 1st August. The ride then went to Tarbet, Loch Lomond, where Mamie was born and then to Falkirk, the home of some of the Martin family. We read excerpts from Salt and Light (Mamie’s letters) at relevant points along the way. The ride finished at Milk, a café on the cycle/walk path in Newhaven, Edinburgh on Saturday 8th August.

Thanks to all those who have supported this ride and who continue to support the stay-at-home riders. We are raising the profile of our work around the world (really!) and lots of necessary funding is coming in too.