Trek will see artist swap easel for saddle

A Wooler artist is packing his pencils and panniers ahead of a month-long cycle around Scotland for the Multiple System Atrophy Trust.

Painter and printmaker Jonathan Lloyd will set out on April 1, cycling around the coast of Scotland with a tent and a sketch pad.

The 47-year-old will sketch his way around the Scottish coast, cycling more than 1,000 miles to Cape Wrath and back again.

He is embarking on the adventure to raise funds and awareness of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) – a rare neuro-degenerative disease that has many symptoms in common with Parkinson’s disease and which affects about 3,000 people in the UK, including Jonathan’s mother.

You can follow Jonathan’s journey on Facebook at Wooler to Cape Wrath.