The challenge involves getting from Portpatrick on the West coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath/Cove on the East coast of Scotland in 24 hours, by means of cycling, running, kayaking and walking. The route encompasses the start and finish points of the Southern Upland Way and parts of the walking route along the way.
Date: The challenge is taking place on the 5th of June 2021, starting at 00:00 hrs, with the aim to finish by 11:59pm.
The Great Rugby Cycle ‘Ireland 2021’ The Inaugural Great Rugby Cycle 2019 covered 1133 miles in March 2019 from John O’Groats to Land’s End in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. The Great Rugby Cycle 2020 due to the COVID pandemic was postponed until 2021. The Great Rugby Cycle 2021 will cover over 1000 miles in an anti-clockwise direction around Ireland in eleven days, taking in some of the finest scenery Ireland has to offer. The peloton will be joined along the route by rugby legends, sporting stars and celebrities from TV and Film to raise awareness and funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
Leaves Belfast on Thursday 1st July and returns to Belfast Sunday 11th July.
Doddie5 Ride 2021 is on Sunday July 4th (Doddie5 Birthday). The sun will shine on the Borders that day as cyclists pedal through the beautiful Borders of Scotland supporting Doddie in his quest to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. We have 3 routes with distances and difficulty for all ages and abilities. The ride is fully supported by Medic, mechanics and marshals with food and water stops along the way. For more info go to www.Doddie5-Ride.co.uk
20th Aug, 2021
Mount Everest Step Challenge
Kingston Park, Gosforth
Mount Everest 60,060ft step Challenge.
John Mew is planning to scale Mount Everest by completing 60,060 steps in the West Stand at Kingston Park Stadium the home of Newcastle Falcons.
West Stand Kingston Park Stadium, home of Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club.
15/16/17th April 2021 TBC, subject to COVID190 restrictions.
For further details and to support John, please visit his fundraising page:
We organise an annual charity cycle ride which is now in its tenth anniversary year. This year's nominated charity is My Name5 Doddie. The cycle route is Lochs and Glens North, 216 miles from Glasgow to Inverness.
To raise funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neuron Disease
and investigate potential cures, and to make grants to individuals suffering from MND,
to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.