City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Gail Porter To Get On Her Bike For Childline Cycle, This Sunday, Holyrood Park

By Editor - Posted on 26 June 2008


Edinburgh celebrity Gail Porter will be taking part in a sponsored bike ride
in aid of ChildLine in Scotland in the city's Holyrood Park this Sunday (29th June).

Gail, who regularly cycles her daughter
Honey to school on their tandem bike, is looking for people to join her at the
NSPCC's Edinburgh Big Bike Ride, which will take place at the park between 10am
and 1pm.

Gail Porter said: "It'll be great to be
back in Holyrood Park. It's a fabulous place for keeping fit or a family day out and this
weekend's Edinburgh Big Bike Ride is a chance for families to do both, while
also supporting an important cause. We all know it can be hard to talk about
your worries, especially when you are growing up. That's why it's so important
to support the work that ChildLine's trained volunteer counsellors do."

The family event is a 5km circuit around
the park which people of all ages and abilities can join. More serious cyclists
can clock up sponsorship by repeating the route as often as they want.

Local NSPCC fundraising manager, Elaine
Bailey added: "Later this year we will be opening a new ChildLine base in Edinburgh so we can
answer even more calls from vulnerable children and young people who turn to us
for support, protection and help. Our volunteer counsellors can only provide
that support, if you support them.  If
you've got a bike, then get it out, gather up your family and friends and come
down and join us on Sunday in Holyrood Park."

You can enter the Edinburgh Big Bike Ride
by logging on to,
calling 0844 892 0212 or turning up at Holyrood Park on 29th June between 10am and 1pm.

For more information contact Harriet Hall, NSPCC Communications Manager Scotland on  0207 650 6767

Gail will be available for interview in Edinburgh on the morning of the Big
Bike Ride and in the morning before (Saturday 28th June from

1.The Edinburgh Big Bike Ride will take place in Holyrood  Park on Sunday 29th June. People can
sign up to join the event at or by calling 0844 892 0212.

2. Those who can't make it to one of the organised
events or would like a bit more of a challenge can sign up to organise their
own Big Bike Ride. The ‘organise your own' events might be for a single
individual, a group of family and friends, or company employees.

3.. ChildLine in Scotland is the free 24 hour confidential helpline
for children and young people who are concerned about any problem or issue.
Over the next two years ChildLine in Scotland is expanding its services to ensure it
reaches even more children and young people.

4. The NSPCC's purpose is to end cruelty to children.
Its vision is of a society where all children are loved, valued and able to
fulfil their potential. The NSPCC seeks to achieve cultural, social and
political change - influencing legislation, policy, practice, attitudes and
behaviours and delivering services for the benefit of children. For further
information log on to