Ride-on for Motor Neurone Disease

$5,955 of $5,000 goal
Given by 40 generous donors in around 3 months

Fundraising for UC Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research


We are fundraising for the development of an innovative medical device to help patients like Malcolm, continue to swallow safely. Malcolm, a Wellington cardiologist was diagnosed with the terrible disease Motor Neurone in March 2020. When he wasn’t listening to heart sounds, his passions were racing cars, enjoying food/ wine......and biking. All of which, get more difficult to enjoy as MND progresses.

The pathway to where Malcolm is now with loss of speech and trouble swallowing has made us realise how little is available to stop the progress of this horrible disease. So, we (Brynn and Anna) are bike packing NZ from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise awareness for people like Malcolm and help highlight the need for more research to combat MND.

Your donation will enable the University of Canterbury Rose Centre to develop a device that will allow patients to do intensive computer based treatment at home, while being monitored remotely by their clinician. This will be a life-changer for so many patients especially those who struggle to travel to the clinic.

Thank you for joining us in the “ride” to help people continue to swallow safely.

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Day 21 - Lumsden to Bluff  20 March 2022

Chance meet up last night at Lumsden Hotel with Douggie Somerville and his trout fishing buddy Flickie. Roadside laundromat like something outta an American movie but very convenient, Southern hospitality awesome, such friendly staff. Early start and chilly as but on the way to the finish at Bluff, smooth sailing in, what a day. Bubbles and fresh bluffies to celebrate. Home here we come xxx

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Ben on 25 Mar 2022
Done already!! well done lovers
Anne-Mary on 24 Mar 2022
Well done 👏Brynn and Anna, great cause.
A on 21 Mar 2022
Anna and Brynn!!! REPRESENT!!
Jilly on 21 Mar 2022
Malcolm Bronny tells me you are such a great guy Malcolm all the best . And thank you to the team on the bikes .
David and Adina
David and Adina on 21 Mar 2022
Well done both; great cause.

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This campaign started on 23 Feb 2022 and ended on 23 May 2022.