Cycling for Bryan – A Journey to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease

“Cycling for Bryan” is an event which involves “Team Bryan” (made up of 7 friends) cycling over 1,000 miles from John O Groats to Lands End in order to raise much needed funds for the MND Association Charity. Ben, Rob, Asha, Katie, Mo, Sam and Rhys are due to cycle during the first 2 weeks of May 2015. During different stages of the route the team will be joined by family, friends and supporters who will join the team for a mile or day.

The event will have confirmed road-side support and back-up of Mark Hartell founding Director of “Recovery Safe Training Services Ltd” for every mile of the challenge. Mark, who will be joined by Ben’s wife Lucinda, will design and deliver training solutions to the rescue recovery industry and critical response training to the aviation industry.

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The team are extremely grateful for your support and would most appreciate it if you were able to join them. If you would like to join-in and help with the event, whether it is an encouraging wave, providing support or even a bed for the night, please check the cycling route and then complete the registration form. Your support will keep them going!

To find out more information about the Cycling for Bryan Challenge, along with the latest updates and news, please visit the Cycling for Bryan website. You can also visit the Facebook page and follow Cycling for Bryan on Twitter.

If you would like to make a donation to the fundraising event, please visit the Cycling for Bryan Just Giving page; your donation will be highly appreciated and continue to help us reach our target!

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About Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rare progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks parts of the nervous system over time. MND, which is also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) damages the motor neurones (specialist nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord. Messages gradually stop reaching muscles within the body that in turn leads to weakness and visible wasting.

MND can affect your ability to walk, talk, swallow and breathe. MND takes the life of 1 person every 8 hours in the UK; over 6,000 people are affected by MND in the UK alone. There is currently no cure for MND, however the symptoms can be managed to help sufferers achieve the best possible quality of life. With recent medical advances, a number of clinical drug trials are now being undertaken around the world.

 

Images courtesy of Cycling for Bryan Facebook