Jem’s geared up for a night in the big city

Jemma Crombie and brother Finley
Jemma Crombie and brother Finley

A cyclist will turn into a real “nightrider” this summer after her little brother inspired her to take on a charity challenge.

Jemma Crombie (30), of Stenhousemuir, signed up for the Edinburgh Night Ride, a 50-mile moonlight cycle through the streets of the Scottish capital on Saturday, June 20.

She said: “I enjoy going out on my bike and wanted to get fit and challenge myself. I signed up to raise funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland because my brother Finley has Down’s.”

Five-year-old Finley has been cheering on his big sister throughout her training.

Jemma said: “I can do 25 miles into Edinburgh along the canal and usually go out a couple of times a week. I’ll up that nearer the time.”

At least Jemma will not be attempting her double marathon cycle alone, having convinced her dad Gregor Ferguson and her best pal Gayle Williamson to come along for the ride and help the cause.

Down’s Syndrome Scotland works to improve the quality of life for people with Down’s syndrome and Jemma has already raised more than £350 for the charity - including a kind donation of £250 from her employers ScotRail.

Visit www.justgiving.com/jemma-crombie1 or www.edinburgh-nightride.com for more.