Tom & Joe’s Big Bike Ride - York RUFC to Melrose RFC
Former York RUFC players Tom Copeland and Joe Nasson are cycling from York RUFC to Melrose RUFC to raise funds for My Name's Doddie Foundation. The ride will be in two stages setting off from Clifton Park, York early on Friday 31st July and stopping off at Newcastle before stage 2 the following day. Stage 2 will be a hilly ride from Newcastle finishing up at Melrose RUFC for a well earned beer. 215 miles in total. Doddie has strong links to York RUFC and is a member of their world famous Quality Street Gang (QSG). The ride will take in 3 of the clubs (York, Newcastle Falcons and Melrose) that Doddie has been associated with.
GGC Invitation weekend continues to be one of the highlights of a busy golf and social calendar. It serves to bring both members and their guests together and proudly supports MY NAME'5 DODDIE Foundation.
Ruaridh Jackson, Ryan Grant, Richie Vernon and Andrew Easson are four retired rugby players al all keen to keep challenging ourselves physically whilst giving back to charities close to them. With this in mind we have chosen My name'5 Doddie Foundation as one of our charities. We all got to know Doddie throughout our careers and would like to add in some way to the already incredible work that he and the charity has been doing to date. The second charity is Unite Against Cancer who Ruaridh has been an ambassador for for a number of years. They are a small family run charity which is completely voluntary and trying to pioneer the way in cancer research.
The challenge we have chosen is cycling the Caledonian Way which is 234 miles over some amazing(and hilly) scenery. We have no cycling experience among us except for the Watt Bike that we have been savaged on in training in days gone by. So wish us luck!
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.