ACCORDING to the weather forecast,  the sun will be shining on the Greenyards this Sunday July 17 2022 as hundreds of cyclists prepare to pedal through the beautiful Borders of Scotland supporting Doddie in his quest to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

As usual there will be three routes with distances and difficulty for all ages and abilities.

Doddie’5 ‘Big Yin’ is 93 miles and follows the Classic route until Kelso where it branches off on a 33mile loop via Coldstream before rejoining the Classic towards a well-earned lunch at Jedforest RFC.

Doddie’5 Classic is 60 miles and takes riders through the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders via Earlston, Kelso, Jedburgh and Hawick.

Doddie’5 Challenge is 22-miles and follows the Classic route through Earlston until Smailholm where it heads west and back to Melrose and a chance for tired legs to recover.

Doddie’5 Big Yin – Check in from 7.00am, start time from 7.30am
Doddie’5 Classic – Check in from 8.00am, start time from 8.30am
Doddie’5 Challenge – Check in from 9.30am, start time from 10.00am

Early check in will also be available from 12.00-16.00 on Saturday 16th July.

Hundreds of cyclists prepare to pedal through the beautiful Borders of Scotland supporting Doddie in his quest to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.Melrose players took part in last year's event

The ride is fully supported by Medic, mechanics and marshals with food and water stops along the way.

In November 2017 Doddie and his Trustees launched the registered charity My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Its aims are simple, to raise funds to aid research into the causes of motor neuron disease and investigate potential cures and to make grants to individuals suffering from MND, to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.

Doddie said: “It is frustrating that there has been so little progress over the last two decades. I want to push the need for research into MND further up the agenda. We may be too late in finding to something that can help me, but I am committed to doing everything I can to help find a cure.”

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