A KIND-hearted Largs woman has cycled over 100 miles as she raises vital funds in memory of her late stepdad.

Angela Hughes is taking on a mammoth biking challenge throughout June and has already raised more than £1,000 for Dementia UK.

She says she wanted to honour stepfather Bill’s memory by cycling back through all the places where he was loved by so many.

Angela said: “We lost my stepdad William Warnock to vascular dementia in December 2019 and I wanted to do something in tribute to him.

“I’ve cycled around Millport, from Largs to Ardrossan, passing Hunterston where he used to work, and over to Arran.

“The final leg will be Rothesay, then from Largs through Skelmorlie, where Bill used to be one of the local police officers.

“He was highly thought of by family, friends and the wider community and I think this is a nice way to remember him.

"He also enjoyed dancing which is how he met my mum Agnes and they married as pensioners at St Mary’s in Largs.”

Angela says the cycle has been a huge challenge, but even poor weather hasn't held her back.

She said: “I had been training for a couple of different distances before the beginning of June because I didn’t know how far I would be able to cycle.

“It has been great to challenge myself physically and it has been a challenge for me over the course of the month to keep going every day.

“My ride along the shore road from Largs to Wemyss Bay was one of the hardest.

“The weather has been great in general and I’ve been really lucky, but the heat and sunshine present their own challenges - albeit they are better than the wind and rain."

Angela says she has been overwhelmed by support from the public, with donations to her fundraising continuing to pour in.

She said: “My initial target was to raise £150, but I went through that quite quickly.

“I've now smashed the £500 mark with donations still coming in from as far afield as California. There was a family there who knew Bill from when he was the local policeman in Skelmorlie during his younger days and they wanted to pledge.

“I am overwhelmed by how much support I've received in both donations and moral backing. It's been an amazing challenge to be part of and I can’t thank people enough.

“I really didn’t expect to raise so much under the current circumstances when many people are struggling financially, but my friends and family have been truly superb.”

You can still donate to Angela’s challenge at www.facebook.com/donate/376445583733716/4747507641929203