Bike the UK for MS on the road again
Posted 16 July 2015 12:00 AM by James Whateley
On Sunday 19th July, a team of 15 cyclists will be setting off on the second annual ‘Bike the UK for MS’. The challenge facing them is a gruelling 1000+ mile journey covering the British Isles from John O’Groats to Land’s End (‘JOGLE’). The ride stretches over 15 days with riders enduring climbs and potentially rough weather in areas such as the Scottish Highlands and the Lake District.
Whilst cycling the length of the UK, the group will also be raising funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research and patients. The team are aiming to raise over £20,000 this year and funds will be used to aid the Bath and Bristol MS Society Branches, supporting members’ events and home modification projects, as well as funding research on the national side of the MS Society.
The team is made up of a range of riders, including 5 university students and 5 making the flight over the Atlantic from America. The 3 leaders will be there to support the riders on the trip with a lead vehicle and support van.
The aim is to make a positive impact on the lives of those with Multiple Sclerosis, who face much greater challenges every day. The hope is this will be all the motivation needed to push the team through those tough days. The riders will be able to meet members of the MS Society throughout the trip, with the hope that this really hits home the importance of what they are doing and who they are completing this challenge for.
If you are interested in following the journey or making a donation to the cause, you can do so at www.biketheukforms.org or follow on Twitter and Facebook. If you happen to live near the route, do get in touch as the team would love to meet people along the way.