Wheelie good effort: support journalism lecturer’s static charity bike ride

A journalism lecturer is undertaking an all-day static bike ride in aid of charity.

Pete Murray, a Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, is taking to the saddle to raise money for Parkinson’s UK in the Geoffrey Manton Building on Tuesday.

He said:  “I’m part of a team, led by my brother-in-law, who was diagnosed around 10 years ago, which is hoping to raise £60,000 for the charity in a series of cycling events this spring.

“The team effort culminates in us riding the 80+ miles Caledonian Etape in Perthshire in May.

“Part of my contribution is to ride on a static bike for six hours – about the time it’d normally take me to ride 80 miles or so on the road – between 8.30am and 2.30pm in the atrium of the Geoffrey Manton building.

“A number of colleagues will be doing ‘buddy’ shifts on a second bike at various points during the day – and I’m hoping other staff and students will join in.”


Pete will arrange for social media posts, photos and videos to be added to the web during the day.