A 10-YEAR-OLD boy from Prestonpans is cycling from Dunbar to Musselburgh to raise money for children’s mental health on Saturday.

Preston Tower Primary School pupil Aidan Stevenson will cycle a section of the John Muir Way from Dunbar Harbour to Fisherrow Harbour with dad Andrew to raise awareness for the Destiny Project.

The youngster will travel 37 miles to support the registered mental health charity, founded by his father.

Andrew Stevenson established the charity based on his own experiences with mental health as a teenager.

The charity has a community engagement platform called The Friends of the Destiny Project, which encourages East Lothian residents to support children and young people in the area.

Andrew said: “Aidan has been training for his mammoth cycle with me and he wanted to encourage others to follow the Destiny Project mantra.

“In preparation, Aidan has researched the meaning of mental health and the importance of raising awareness of it among children his age.”

Aidan and Andrew will set off from Dunbar Harbour at 11am on Saturday and aim to arrive at Fisherrow Harbour for 4pm.

Aidan is seeking encouragement and support, and has asked locals to look out for him as he passes through the county, but stressed the importance of following Covid-19 guidelines.

Aidan added: “Thank you to everyone who has supported me, I want to make other children happy by showing that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.”

The father-and-son duo are hoping to raise £4,000 to deliver services in Wallyford, Whitecraig, Musselburgh, Prestonpans and Tranent.

To sponsor Aidan, visit: gofund.me/562ccfe5