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Updated: Handcyclist missing in Scottish Highlands found safe and well

Gerard Storey was reported missing after heading off on coast-to-coast ride from Ardgay to Ullapool on Tuesday

A handcyclist who was reported missing after he set off on a coast-to-coast trip in the Scottish Highlands has been found safe and well, say police.

Gerard Storey had been reported missing after setting off from Ardgay in Easter Ross on Tuesday morning, and was heading to Ullapool on the West Coast.

Police Scotland have said that he has now been found, reports STV, with a spokesperson for the force saying: “We can confirm that Gerard Storey, 64, who had been reported missing on a trip between Ardgay and Ullapool has been traced safe and well.”

Our original story, published yesterday, appears below.

Police have launched an appeal for information after a handcyclist went missing in the Scottish Highlands.

Gerard Storey was last seen leaving Ardgay, Easter Ross, at around 10:45 on Tuesday morning, say Police Scotland.

The 64-year-old was planning to ride the Cross-Ross route to Ullapool in Wester Ross – the shortest coast-to-coast ride in Scotland.

However, concerns have grown for his safety after he was reported missing.

He was riding a yellow XCR handcycle trike and wearing a yellow cycling jacket, black waterproof trousers, Crocs shoes and a silver cycling helmet.

Gerard Storey handcycle via Police Scotland

Standing six feet tall, he is described as being of average build and has a bald or shaven head and a white beard.

Anyone who may have seen him, or who has any information that may be helpful to officers, is requested to call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 2929 of April 20.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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