Senior advocate completes Night Ride challenge

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC (pictured), senior counsel at Westwater Advocates, has completed the 50-mile Edinburgh Night Ride challenge.

Sir Crispin embarked on the race to raise almost £3,000 for Westwater Advocates’ chosen charity Dyslexia Scotland, which works to improve awareness and attitudes towards dyslexic people at school and in the workplace.

He completed the race in 3 hours and 55 minutes, beating his target time of 4 hours by a narrow 5 minutes.

The route took him from Arthur’s Seat to Joppa, then along the sea front to Cramond and from there along the NCR 1 over the Forth Road Bridge and back.

It began to rain as Sir Crispin travelled through Newbridge and he was “a bit damp” as he finished in Meadowbank.

Sir Crispin’s JustGiving page records total donations of £2,769.76.

He had already raised 99 per cent of his original £1,500 goal when Scottish Legal News reported on his planned ride last Friday.

At the time, he said he had personal experience of dyslexia in his family and he was “proud to be cycling for this cause”.

Speaking after the race, Sir Crispin said: “It was most enjoyable evening and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored me and to Westwater Advocates for supporting Dyslexia Scotland.”

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