Wheelers put in a week of miles for Motor Neurone Disease charity

Wheelers put in a week of miles for Motor Neurone Disease charity

By Michael Upton | 15/07/2021

Wheelers put in a week of miles for Motor Neurone Disease charity

 

MEMBERS of a cycling club rode 70 kilometres every day for seven consecutive days to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease research.

Part of the Rotherham Wheelers Cycling Club’s centenary celebrations, it was a challenge set by ex-Leeds Rhinos and England Rugby League star Rob Burrow, who is fighting the disease and used to wear the number seven shirt.

Wheelers' member Steve Burns lost his 35-year-old son Stephen, a dad of two, to MND and the ride coincided with the fifth anniversary of his passing.

As of this week the ride had brought in more than £1,900, well past the original £777 target.

Steve’s son Stuart also enlisted friends and family to take on personal challenges the week from July 1 to 7 in Stephen’s memory, raising another £4,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.



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