Established in early 2017, The Cyclopaths have grown from a disparate group of sixteen individuals, (mostly non-cyclists) into a committed team of cyclists, covering 1000’s of miles in training to get fit for a fundraising challenge – cycling 500km from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Ankor Wat in Cambodia.
Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease whilst in my 40’s was life changing. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive degenerative neurological disease for which there is currently no cure. It affects 130,000 people in the UK and around 5% of us are under the age of 50.
The symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease impact on every aspect of daily life. Exercise is essential to help battle this disease and setting a physical challenge gives an added incentive to keep fit. The challenge? To cycle 500km through Vietnam and Cambodia to raise funds for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, a charity that funds research into treatments that have the potential to slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s Disease.
I couldn’t do this challenge alone and am overwhelmed that 15 wonderful people are willing to join me cycling up to 60 miles a day in the humidity and 30° heat of Southeast Asia.
We leave the UK on 8th November and return on 19th November. You can follow our progress on these pages.