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

How can I take part?

1. Join on your bike

We plan a Grand Départ from Murrayfield at 2pm on Thursday 14th, cycling via Edinburgh Airport to see off the Scottish team, and then heading on a leisurely 40 mile route to Stirling, where you may like to hear Mark talk about his Around the World in 80 Days adventure at the MacRobert Centre.

While Mark gets prepared for that, Rob will be loading up with carbs at the MacRobert Arts Centre cafe and would welcome your company before we head along to be humbled by Mark’s exploits.

At about 9.30 pm Mark, Tom, Rob and Russell will be setting off in earnest on the main body of the ride, pointing their bikes south towards Twickenham, with 40 hrs to get there.

We would love additional riders to join us en route but on the understanding that you will need to be self-sufficient and responsible for yourselves. Although we will be happy to chat, we are on a tight schedule and need to be at Twickenham with the ball by 2pm!

We are simply asking that for every mile you cycle with us you donate or get sponsored £1 for My Name5 Doddie Foundation. Donations can be made at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Doddie500.

2. Join us virtually

If you cannot join us on the road in person, you can still take part virtually. Set yourself a 500 mile challenge, on your own or in a team with family or friends in support of Doddie. Calling all last year's Gumpers to get active again for Doddie and the fight against MND. Bag those miles and see if we can circumnavigate the world again before the Calcutta Cup KO.

Download the app

Download the Trac4Good app, sign up and join the Doddie 500 challenge.

Track or log your miles

Join the Doddie 500 challenge and upload all your exercise miles, your steps, your dog-walking, or whatever your exercise of choice is.


Donations to My Name'5 Doddie Foundation can be made by text, or you can set up your own fundraising page at Justgiving.

A headband signed by the Doddie himself will be available to all those who fundraise more than £200!

3. Donate

If you can’t join us in person or virtually, you can still support us by donating through https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Doddie500. It goes without saying that all support will be very much appreciated. 100% of the funds raised will go to MN5DF, funding research to find treatments for this terrible condition.