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MND campaigner completes 265-mile cycling challenge

MND campaigner completes 265-mile cycling challenge

The group completed a challenge to take on the ‘High 5’ – the highest roads in the Cairngorms. A man with a terminal MND diagnosis…

Sunday, Aug 14

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The group completed a challenge to take on the ‘High 5’ – the highest roads in the Cairngorms. 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. 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. “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 […]

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