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Castleford Tigers player Oliver Holmes will cycle 100km a day for seven days straight to raise funds for Rob Burrow and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Back in December 2019, Rob Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and much like the entire rugby league community, Oliver Holmes expressed his desire to help raise funds for Rob.
Holmes will be joined, socially distanced, with a friend or colleague during the course of the marathon challenge of 100km cycled each day for a week – totalling 700km in recognition of one of the greatest #7’s that Super League has seen play the game.
Speaking about the fundraiser Holmes said: “I’m doing this on behalf of Castleford Tigers as a club to raise money for Rob Burrow’s fightback fund and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The attitude shown by Rob in everything he has done has been awe-inspiring and I just want to play my part in helping him, his family and the MND Association in their research to find a cure for this disease.”
Castleford’s #11 Holmes will be entering the off-season following this challenge but became a keen cyclist earlier in the year during the suspension of the Super League season.
“Initially I was looking for different ways to exercise and originally was going out on an old mountain bike, not the best bit of kit for road cycling, but since then I’ve got hooked doing about 20 or 30 kilometres very regularly as it gets the legs moving and is really good for recovery. So to be able to combine my new hobby with a fundraising cause for Rob it will be really special for me.”
Donate to Oliver’s challenge on this Just Giving page, any donation you can give will be greatly appreciated.
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Jan 16, 2021
Jan 3, 2021
Well done. Fantastic cause. Much love to all the team .
john martin waLTON
Jan 2, 2021
Jan 2, 2021
Great that you are doing this for Rod and other suffering from this terrible disease
Jan 2, 2021
Dec 31, 2020
Dec 29, 2020
Great stuff Oggi. The work you and Kev Sinfield have put in is truly inspirational. Typical RL lads working as a team, giving everything for a cause and a mate. RESPECT. BE PROUD!