Ian Playford, Kingsbridge’s Chairman was proud to take part in this year’s London to Paris 300km Duchenne Dash bike ride, 7-8 June 2019.
The Duchenne Dash is a gruelling 24 hour bike ride from London to Paris, where the supporters take on an amazing challenge to help children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
The dash starts in London and riders arrive triumphant, a day later, under the Eiffel Tower.
Ian says, “It was a great event to be part of with 160 fellow cyclists raising money for Duchennes. In total £1.1m has been achieved to date from the ride. This was the 7th year they have done it and the most brutal so far due to the storm winds and relentless rain on the way.
Luckily only one person couldn’t make it the whole way due to broken ribs from a fall, but given the conditions it was a miracle that others didn’t join him!
Never will I take my bed for granted again as the 5 hour ferry crossing is spent on the floor of the ship and in force 9 winds. I felt like a pea in the bottom of a drum!
All hardship aside it was humbling to be among Mums and Dads who were returning home to be with children suffering from Duchennes and helping their vision of eradicating the condition over coming years.”
For more information visit: www.duchenneuk.org