duchenne UK

London to Paris riders success


By Vivian Brennan

On the weekend of 7th/8th June, five from Lindfield Warrior Cycle Club (Adam Stone, Paul Seymour, James Gairdner, Annette Smith and Vivian Brennan) rode the Duchenne Dash, a 300k cycle ride from London to Paris in aid of Duchenne UK.

The ride was really tough this year with shocking weather, relentless gale force head winds, lots of really heavy downpours of rain, a brutal ferry crossing and late ferry arrival, and therefore we were under massive time pressure to get to Paris for our time slot. But it was all so worth it!!

We rode alongside 20 mums and dads who have children with Duchenne MD who are praying for a cure to see their children live beyond the tragically short life span they will otherwise have.

For the last six months we have been fundraising and were blown away by the generosity of the local community. We want to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who have supported us in trying to reach our massive £16,000 target, and we are delighted to say, as of 11th June, we have raised £15,847.