500 miles  |  48 hours  |  1 match ball

Doddie 500

Get on your bike
to fight MND

March 14-16, 2019

We are very lucky to be supported by the following generous sponsors:

Doddie 500

March 14-16, 2019

Rob Wainwright, Mark Beaumont, Tom Leefe and Russell Kelsey plan to pedal with a Calcutta Cup match ball from Murrayfield to Twickenham on 14th March for an epic 500 mile, 48 hour ride.

We will be donating £1 for every mile we ride, and would ask all cyclists joining us to do the same. 100% of money raised will go to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for MND research.

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In attempting to ride 500 winter miles in 48hrs and keep up with a record breaking cyclist a few decades my junior, I am challenging my body while I still can, inspired by the spirit of an old friend for whom such challenges may now be in the past, but who fights MND with a fortitude
I can only aspire to.

- ROB WAINWRIGHT -

Supporters

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Join us on your bike

We would love riders to join us en route to make the journey more sociable and so we can sit on your wheel!

Join us virtually

If you cannot join us on the road in person, you can still take part virtually.

Donate

If you can’t join us in person or virtually, you can still support us by donating.

Ride itinerary

Thursday 14th March
13:00
Start to gather at Murrayfield. Parking available for those attending. Car park accessible 24/7 for those returning later.
14:40
Depart Murrayfield pitchside via ice rink entrance.
15:10
Scottish team arrive at airport. Photos and handover of ball.
15:40
Depart airport.
17:40
All arrive MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling. Cafe available for food. See macrobertartscentre.org
19:30
Mark speaks.
21:00
Depart MacRobert Centre.
22:00
Pass Croy station for any that want to head home. Last train at 11:44.
Friday 15th March
00:30
Arrive Abington services. ½hr stop.
03:45
Arrive at Smiths, Gretna Green for ½hr stop. Beds available for riders who need a much longer break! See www.smithsgretnagreen.com
08:30
Arrive Kendal RFC services. ¾hr stop. Power nap.
13:00
Arrive Preston. ½hr stop.
17:00
Arrive Church Minshull. ½hr stop.
21:15
Arrive Stourbridge RFC
Saturday 16th March
00:45
Arrive Oxhill. Eat, sleep and kip down here for 5 hrs.
06:00
Depart Oxhill.
09:30
Arrive Abingdon. ½hr stop.
14:00
Arrive Twickenham.
15:30
Go to stadium to welcome Scotland team and return ball.

The Route

Grand Départ

Edinburgh - Stirling

Km73
Miles45
Ascent534

Stage 1

Stirling - Penrith

Km226
Miles140
Ascent1,714

Stage 2

Penrith - Acton Bridge

Km204
Miles127
Ascent1,587

Stage 3

Acton Bridge - Oxhill

Km193
Miles120
Ascent1,572

Stage 3

Oxhill - Twickenham

Km155
Miles96
Ascent1,160

Get on your bike and join us

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Rob Wainwright, Mark Beaumont, Tom Leefe and Russell Kelsey are cycling from Murrayfield to Twickenham on 14th March, an epic 500 mile, 48 hour ride. 100% of money raised will go to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation for MND research.