Our amazing supporter Kenny Smith is getting back in the saddle this summer as he cycles around the UK for 50 consecutive days to raise money for the MS Trust and celebrate what would have been his sister Kathleen’s 50th birthday.
Kenny will be cycling around mainland Britain, starting in the centre of Chichester on 12 June and finishing on Kathleen’s 50th Birthday on 31 July, back in Chichester. He will be riding solo, unsupported and carry everything he needs for the 50 days. Not content with just cycling 2,655 miles, he is also planning to trek the highest peaks in Wales, Scotland and England on the way.
“My sister Kathleen was diagnosed with MS way back in in 1990, aged just 21,” says Kenny. “She coped well for many years living with MS and never let it get her down; she was always smiling and never complained.”
Over the years Kenny has taken on many incredible feats for the MS Trust, running marathons, trekking all over the world, and more recently cycling to Amsterdam all to raise funds in Kathleen’s memory and to support the 130,000 people living with MS today.
Kenny says, “Without doubt this will be the biggest challenge I have ever undertaken, physically, emotionally and mentally. ”
You can find out more about Kenny’s incredible challenge and how to support it at 50dayscycleride.uk. Don’t miss the May issue of Open Door for an interview with Kenny.
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