Well Tom and I are really training hard now for the Cycle4Hope. I am really proud of the way Tom is embracing the upcoming ride to Melbourne – as I have explained to him that it is not just the physical challenge but the mental challenge is paramount for such a long distance endurance ride. I know that after a couple of days on the road, when we get some “miles in our legs” that the real ride will begin. Also the fact that we are raising funds and awareness of a little known disease – Huntington’s – is adding to the enormity of our adventure – please read Tom’s message which illustrates his commitment to our challenge.
Message from Tom:
“On the 23rd of September, I will be hopping on my bike with my Grandpa and riding the 1000km from Sydney to Melbourne for Huntington’s Disease. Huntington’s disease is a hereditary brain disease that damages our neuron’s ability to function. This disease is currently INCURABLE. According to Huntington’s Disease NSW, Having HD is like having Alzheimer’s, Motor Neuron Disease and Parkinson’s all at once. To me, this seems like one of the worst diseases known to man but surprisingly it is relatively unknown! When I tell my friends I’m riding for Huntington’s, their first question is almost always; what’s that. That’s why this ride isn’t just about raising funds it’s also about raising awareness. This is my motivation. I hope that it can be yours too. Please Donate and share this page to help people struggling with this devasting disease. Your support can help so many people” – Tom Malcolm