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01 May 2020

Cycle 500 miles for MDS UK, in one-hour periods

When is this event::

Start: May 1 @ 8:00 am
End: May 31 @ 5:00 pm


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MDS UK invites you to cycle 500 miles during May, raising vital funds so we can continue to support MDS patients and their families through this challenging time!

We are currently facing enormous demand from MDS patients and their families and are working hard to ensure all helpline calls and requests are answered.

Covid19 restrictions mean many fundraising events, including the Prudential Ride London are likely to be cancelled. It’s a challenging financial period for MDS UK.

Luckily, one of our supporters, Paul Parker, came up with an excellent fundraising alternative. He wants others to join him on a cycle of 500 miles, which is just 15-20 miles a day in a one-hour period!

Paul hopes to bring a “virtual” team together, using Strava (an exercise tracking app) to monitor individual and team progress and share messages of support.

The challenge meets government restrictions, while keeping participants fit and healthy and raising money for MDS UK’s excellent work. It’s a win-win!

You can participate by either road cycling or using an exercise bike- it doesn’t matter! Just don’t forget to take lots of pictures and update others on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/224216218850944/


  1. Go to the challenge homepage on www.justgiving.com/team/500MileCycleChallenge
  2. Click on “Join the team” on the top right-hand corner
  3. Log in or sign up to JustGiving. You can then either create your own JustGiving page for the event or share an existing page to the team.

If you are happy to do so, you can link your Strava account to your JustGiving page. Simply click on “Connect with Strava” on the event homepage and you will be able to monitor your progress!

If you would prefer to donate to the challenge, visit Paul’s page and click “donate”. You can also share the page on Facebook by clicking “Facebook”.

We look forward to seeing as many of you involved as possible. It’s time to dust off your bikes, put the pedals in motion, and say goodbye to those lockdown blues!

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