Sinfield, Peacock and Morley get on their bikes to support Rob Burrow
Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock and Adrian Morley will have an early start this Sunday as they get into the saddle inspired by their former club and international team mate Rob Burrow and in support of the MND Association.
The trio are joining Martin Wolstencroft, CEO Arc Inspirations, along with Darrel Rogers, a member of the 7 in 7 team from last December, to take on the Struggle Dales bike ride. Struggle Dales is one of the UK’s hardest sportives, set in the beautiful but brutal Yorkshire Dales landscape. The team will set off on the 108-mile Struggle bike-ride in the Yorkshire Dales this Sunday, 23rd May, at 6am so they can complete it before the Rhinos game against Hull FC on Sunday night. They will be supported by friends from Bramhope ICC aka “The Cranks”.
Motor neurone disease affects approximately 5000 people in the UK. It is a severely life-shortening condition which currently has no cure, and has a devastating impact on the body. As the condition progresses, people with motor neurone disease will find some or all of their daily activities increasingly difficult. Eventually, they become impossible.
Martin’s idea to take on this ambitious (some may say crazy?) feat comes on the back of Kevin Sinfield’s 7 in 7 challenge, which saw him complete 7 marathons in 7 days for his good friend Rob. The route features 7 big climbs, in celebration of Rob’s long career playing as 7 for the Rhinos.
The work of the MND Association is to help the individuals and their families, like Rob’s, who are affected with this disease receive person-centred care, close to their homes. The MND Association also funds vital research which will eventually find a cure to this illness, and would mean thousands in the future could be given their lives back. The coronavirus pandemic has halted a lot of fundraising efforts for the MND Association, which means your money has never been more important. If you’re in a position to do so, your donation, no matter how small, will be going to a very worthy cause, and will be in celebration of a very worthy Leeds hero.
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