Neal’s Bike Round Britain
Updated: Jan 10
One of Schofield’s clients, Neal Porter is embarking on fantastic challenge and adventure biking around the coast of Great Britain for the Motor Neurone Disease Association!
With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also experience changes to their thinking and behaviour. However, MND affects everyone differently.
MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.
Motor Neurone Disease Association is doing amazing work by improving care and support for people with MND, their family and carers.
Neal retired in 2018 at the age of 60. At 60 years old it can be reasonable to think that all of life’s challenges have been faced but Scouting, Rugby and Round Table have shown Neal that we should always look for the next challenge and that, however daunting it’s important to challenge yourself and maybe fail than not to try at all.
In his younger and not so younger days, Neal walked and cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End and walked and cycled Coast to Coast. He then realised that he needed to try and cycle round the coast of Britain!
Depending on the overall route, the distance involved is between 5,000 and 6,000 miles. Neal is hoping to get round in a series of 500 mile/2week and 1000 mile/4 week challenges in the hope and expectation of eventually arriving back at the Humber Bridge from where he’s setting off southwards on stage 1 on 1 September 570 miles to Worthing.
Neal is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and has set up a JustGiving page where people can make donations for this fantastic charity. You can visit Neals JustGiving page here where you can find out more information on MND and Neals story!
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. It’s the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.