West Kilbride resident Chris McMail is getting on his bike for the Ayrshire Hospice - and hope others do likewise to raise funds for a great cause.

The Ayrshire Hospice is inviting the community to take part in the 2.6 Challenge and is asking the Ayrshire public to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Ayrshire Hospice via www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

Chris, owner of the Microtech firm in Ayrshire, is doubling up by cycling for 52 miles on his exercise bike for the charity.

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The number was picked due to the cancellation of the 26 mile London Marathon last weekend.

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk