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My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

Berry Bros. & Rudd 325 Ride | Cycle London to Champagne for MND

Help us raise £325,000 for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, as we cycle 325 miles from London to Champagne to support people diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND).
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This year marks our 325th anniversary as a business. This September we are cycling 325 miles from London to Champagne, to help reach our goal of raising £325,000 for our charity partner My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation is an incredible foundation dedicated to funding research into Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and supporting people with the disease to live their best lives.

It’s going to be a grueling journey. It will take up to seven hours a day in the saddle to achieve the 80 mile-a-day target, over four consecutive days. And although we’ll have a handful of experienced riders on the team, most people taking part – including our Chair, Lizzy Rudd – are novice cyclists, training extremely hard in a bid to support those living with MND.

The team -

Sebastian Balcombe

Charlie Bennett

Pierre Bettinger (Champagne Leclerc Briant)

Ferdinand Billard

Adam Bruntlett

Victoria Bull

Michaela Cloke

Eugenia Curto

Michael Dabbs

Ian Dayman

Daniele Dellanoce (Giovanni Rosso)

Will Dennison (Pol Roger)

John Dinsdale

Joshua Friend

Cameron Gates

Elle Gurden

Ben Hawkins

Tarquin Hellier

Adam Holden

Jonathan Hubbert

Charlie Leech

Grace Mackintosh

Chris Mathews

Katie Merry

Xavier Millard (Champagne Mailly)

Charlie Montgomery

Johnny Roberts

Lizzy Rudd

Alicia Stark

Richard Verrall

Flora Walker

Alice Ward

Jessica Williams

Matt Winterton

Freddie Witherell

Davy Żyw

It’s a cause close to our hearts. In 2018 our friend and colleague Davy Żyw was diagnosed with MND, but he has defied the odds by surviving far beyond the two-year average life expectancy. All the while he’s been a source of incredible inspiration, tirelessly raising money and awareness through extraordinary physical feats which most people without the disease people will never accomplish.

In 2020 he was a recipient of a ‘Points of Light Award’ from the Prime Minister and received a commendation from Scotland’s (then) First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. In fact, his story is so astonishing that top cycling brand Rapha made a film about him called ‘DAVY'.

Davy himself said:

Unfortunately, I know firsthand what an incredibly cruel disease MND is, and although there is currently no cure, we are on the brink of a breakthrough. Every penny we raise, every pedal we push, will bring us closer to finding meaningful treatments and a cure.  

MND effects one in 300 here in the U.K, half of people diagnosed die within 24 months, a third within one year. There is currently no cure. Although there is hope, there are promising clinical drug trails running across the country which are getting closer and closer to find a meaningful treatment, and a cure for this life stripping condition. The money we raise will enable My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to fund the right research, fast tracking progress and also help people with the disease live their best lives.

The London to Champagne bike ride is just one of many fundraising efforts we have planned – so keep an eye on the ‘News’ section for the latest updates.

MND is an incredibly cruel disease, and although there is currently no cure, we are on the brink of a breakthrough. Every penny we raise, every pedal we push, will bring us closer to finding meaningful treatments and a cure.  

So please, dig as deep as you can to sponsor our team so that we can reach this ambitious target and help free the world of this devastating disease.  

About the charity

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

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We are My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and we're absolutely committed to our goal: A World Free of MND. We will leave no stone unturned in the relentless pursuit of this goal as we fund, guide and enable the smartest, most efficient MND research to catalyse a cure for motor neuron disease.

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