Courage… who is MollyMoo?
Unfortunately my uncles' family poodle MollyMoo passed away a few weeks ago. She was one of the reasons getting Johnny out of the house. He'd walk her 8 times a day. And it's uncle Johnny who was diagnosed with having the neurological condition Parkinson's disease over 15 years ago. He's one jolly soul. His partner, my uncle Geoff, dotes on him, helping to abate the condition through administering the regime of daily pills.

They still work to the hallmarks of being outgoing and hospitable types. Maybe coming from a pattern of behaviour of years running the Lyndene hotel up there in Coronation Street, Blackpool, in the England's North West for, well, let's say donkey's years.

What type of support?
So, on Sept 6th this year I arrived in Paris having cycled nearly 500km from our starting point in Blackheath London. (Yes we rode a bit further than we at first thought – but let's pay no bones to that! I had the will and determination to do). So the cycle is to raise awareness and money for the support charity Parkinson's UK. 

Understanding the situation?
The Parkinson's is a massive daily struggle for both the sufferer and carer. But when I visited these two gents – my uncles, Johnny and Geoff at Christmas last year – it was then I saw how very brave they are. They couldn't have given anyone a more welcoming stay.

There's a staggering million people who live with Parkinson's disease in Europe today. And so financial support is also part of the puzzle. Shockingly, by 2030 the number diagnosed is forecast to double to two million. So more money invested in research gives more people better ways of living and coping with the disease.

Please donate and then continue to help me spread the word! Pedal on!

Keep the wheels turning:

Production credits:

Music score: Hugues Sanchez of 
Stop-frame photography: Maelus Angel
Arrangement and production: Pop-up-critiques (@outurbanartsboy)

Updates 2

#pedallingforparkinsons Courage!!!!!! Our crew of 17 finished the 300mile cycle and your donations to date reined in £23,000. The word that came to mind is 'perspective'. In all ways! Let's keep pedalling a while longer until Dec 07 – :)

15/09/14 10:50

IN the last couple of hours we've gone from 33% up to a whopping 55% – WOW!!!

24/06/14 08:29

Raising money for

Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK

Charity Registration No. 258197 and Scotland SC037554

Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's. Because we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone. We offer friendship, support, expert information and advice. We also fund ground breaking research into Parkinson's and we're leading the way to find a cure.

Donations 65

well done paul , love Maria, Julie & Aunty Sadie xxxxxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 29/08/14


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Marika et Guillaume on 01/08/14

50,00 €

All the best on your trip

Donation by Deb, Ray & Norma on 28/07/14


Big love and big bums on saddles xxx

Donation by Rich and Maz on 26/07/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid


Donation by Laurent C on 12/07/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Charles et Marie-therese on 11/07/14

All the best Paul, Jennie x

Donation by Jennie on 08/07/14


I'll be with you, by thougts, it will be less tyring (hi hi)

Donation by claire on 06/07/14

20,00 €

Let s pedalling ! As le tour de france is in england !

Donation by Jean et valé on 05/07/14

50,00 €

Go get em Paul.... Lots of love Lynda Pete & Will xxx

Donation by Lynda Casasola on 30/06/14


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Good luck mate, now ON YER BIKE :)

Donation by Anthony Pullen on 26/06/14


Go go Paul!

Donation by Isa on 26/06/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid


Donation by Ryan Noon on 26/06/14


Good luck Paul

Donation by Lionel Levain on 26/06/14

50,00 €

Good Luck boi!

Donation by Anonymous on 26/06/14

Good luck Paulie!

Donation by Anonymous on 26/06/14


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

¡Buena suerte caballero!

Donation by M on 26/06/14


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Ben on 26/06/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

London is steaming

Donation by garblb on 26/06/14


Hiya Paul, Good on you for doing this your one in a million. Lots of Love, Lynne xx

Donation by Lynne Pritchard on 26/06/14

20,00 €

Good luck !

Donation by Emilie on 25/06/14

20,00 €

good luck xxx

Donation by Estelle on 25/06/14

5,00 €

Good luck Paul! X

Donation by Jayne Heath on 25/06/14


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Hope u don't get a sore bum x

Donation by The Wright Family on 25/06/14


keep up the good work Paul!

Donation by Peter McLuskie on 25/06/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,436.26
  • Offline donations£10.00
  • Text donations£5.00
  • Total raised£1,451.26
  • Gift Aid£167.50

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