8 years ago I moved to the North of England. My father was also diagnosed with MS.
Many things have changed but unawareness on MS continues. So I am going back North to pedal from Whitehaven to Tynemouth.
Sponsor some miles and support the fight against MS.
This May Maria and I will be biking 150 miles Sea to Sea (from Whitehaven to Tynemouth) to raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis with Bike the UK for MS.
Along the way, we will also stop to volunteer and meet amazing local MS groups that will help to support the ride! By doing this we also aim to raise awareness about MS while we travel the country. For those who are unfamiliar with MS, please watch the This Bike has MS video to better understand the symptoms of people diagnosed with the disease.
We have set ourselves the challenge to fundraise 4 pounds for each mile towards Bike the UK for MS. Donations will support research to find a cure, treatment for those living with the disease right now and deliver funds to MS Society Groups across the country.
To show appreciation for your support, we are organising a raffle by reaching out to local stores. For those who are able to contribute to the fundraising, entries a couple of miles (or 8 pounds in other words). Of course, you can entry as many times and sponsor as many miles as you want! Winners will be announced on Sunday April 19th.
- Some prices include (more to come):
- Swanky bike bell - Donated by Tokyobike
- Bike lock packs (x2) - Donated by Halfords
- (Not Christmas) hampers (x2) - Donated by Asda and Tesco
- Delicious Swiss chocolate boxes (x2) - Donated by M&S and Waitrose
- New Balance water bottles - Donated by Sweatshop
More information on how donations will be used
For the last two years Bike the UK for MS have helped fund research carried out by Dr Alistair Wilkins at the University of Bristol. The MS Society have decided reducing the uncertainty around MS progression is one of their top priorities and so the project is to see if cerebrospinal KIF levels can predict MS progression. The researchers want to develop a new way of measuring nerve damage which could lead to better predicting how someone's MS could progress.