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Dundee student to attempt Scottish cycling hour record for charity

Dundee student to attempt Scottish cycling hour record for charity

Nico Alleni Abertay fundraiser. Free Daily Newsletter An Abertay University student will attempt to break the Scottish Cycling hour record as part of a charity…

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Nico Alleni Abertay fundraiser. Free Daily Newsletter

An Abertay University student will attempt to break the Scottish Cycling hour record as part of a charity bid for Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

Marketing and Business student Nico Anelli, who suffers from an inflammatory bowel condition called Ulcerative Colitis , will make the attempt at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on Sunday, November 28.

Nico is on Abertay University’s Elite Athlete Development Programme in Dundee, and leads Real Guts Racing, a cycling team which aims to raise awareness of bowel disease. Nico Alleni training for the event. What is the event?

The Scottish Cycling hour record sees riders aim to set the greatest distance travelled in one hour, with the current record of 46.650 kilometres set by Edinburgh’s Jim Gladwell in 1996.

Nico has won a series of time trial races including the Fife Time Trials Series earlier this year.

He is completing the attempt to raise both awareness and money for Crohn’s & Colitis UK through a fundraising page.Nico said: “It’s pretty exciting to be taking on a Scottish record that’s stood for around quarter of a century and I’m determined to do it both for myself and for the charity.“Cycling is my absolute passion in life and I want to show others out there suffering from chronic conditions that they don’t need to be held back by their illness.“If you have enough passion and determination you can achieve a lot and a huge amount of it is about having the right […]

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