After a successful inaugural Doddie5 Virtual Ride in the summer, on Sunday December 13th we will stage the Doddie'5 Virtual Christmas Special giving everyone another chance to support the My Name5 Doddie Foundation, without having to brave the elements. The event is on www.Zwift.com with a 50 mile route and the big bonus is that you won’t get wet.
If you are willing to sign up to Zwift the event is free and all we ask is for a small donation be made to the charity.
1st May, 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:
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
11th Sep, 2021
The Great Rugby Try 2021
Northern Ireland to Scotland
Stuart Thom will be kayaking 22 miles from Northern Ireland to Scotland, cycling 175 miles from Portpatrick to Newcastle then running The Great North Run, all within 24 hours!"
"I grew up in Melrose and enjoyed watching Doddie play rugby at Melrose and was fortunate enough to play the odd game with Doddie."
"The challenge will be tough, but nothing compared to the everyday challenge Doddie and fellow sufferers of MND face."
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.