2020 marks the 8th year of the Duchenne Dash, a 300km-in-24hrs bike ride to raise money for Duchenne UK. Well, it should've been the 8th year, but COVID-19 said no. The event normally takes 150+ riders from London to Paris but the coronavirus pandemic meant that their biggest fundraiser event would not happen.
Duchenne UK is a highly focused, ambitious and lean charity with a clear vision: to fund and accelerate treatments and a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a devastating muscle-wasting disease and is the most common genetic killer of children worldwide. There is no treatment or cure. Children will be totally paralysed by their teens and won’t live beyond their 20s. But thanks to recent breakthroughs, we believe we can save them. We aim to eradicate it in 10 years
Having ridden all the other editions, I felt the need to help out however I could. This is why I will ride the 300km in 24 hours. I will do this by riding 8 different courses from my house in Canterbury in Kent, to celebrate every event since it started in 2013. Therefore, I will be wearing 8 different shirts, one from each year, and each course length is the equivalent of each of the 8 stages during an event.
I will ride 8 different routes
to celebrate the 8 years of the event
and I will wear 8 different jerseys, one from each year since 2013.
2,500 metres of climbing
How to donate
Because of the lockdown, I have had no training, so I will need all the encouragement I can get! Please support me by donating to this great charity. Any amount is welcome. You could sponsor me before, during, after every one of the routes is completed, or at any time afterwards: