MND campaigner completes 265-mile cycling challenge

More than £150,000 was raised for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.

MND campaigner completes 265-mile cycling challenge to raise money for charity Email

A man with a terminal MND diagnosis has completed a 265-mile charity cycling challenge alongside his twin brother and friends.

Davy Zyw, 34, was diagnosed with the disease in 2018.

In the time since, he has dedicated himself to raising money and awareness for MND causes.

Davy Zyw with his brothers Tommy and Sorely and mates Craig Paul, Ryan Brennan and Malcom Holwill. Email

It includes raising more than £150,000 for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – founded by the former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir, which funds research into MND.

Davy, an author from Edinburgh, embarked on a challenge to tackle five of Scotland’s highest roads in the Cairngorms.

Known as the ‘High Five’, the roads are over 19,000 feet, providing a tough test for the group.

However, after almost 20 hours of cycling over 265 miles, Davy and his companions were successful in completing the challenge.

Twin brother Tommy Zyw, brother Sorley Richardson, and friends Craig Paul, Dan Elswood, Malcolm Holwill, George Besant, Chris Asquith, Murray Buchan and Ryan Brennan, all joined Davy in the task.

More than £150,000 was raised for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.Email

“We are battered but not broken, after close to 20 hours in the saddle cycling 265 miles across the toughest terrain Scotland had to offer,” said Tommy.

“The High 5 takes in the highest road climbs, over 19000 feet – this physical challenge pushed us to the edge of our capabilities.

“The road was long, and many of the hours were dark, but it was the climbing which stretched us, the Lecht in 31C particularly taxing. 

“But wow, we were sustained and fuelled by our dedication to this cause and the incredible support we have received.

“The High Five is complete but my battle against MND continues, fortified by the steadfast support of so many who believe, like me, that this disease isn’t incurable, but underfunded.”

To donate, visit High Five’s Just Giving page, here.

To donate to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, visit the Foundation’s website, here

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