Former Rugby star Rob Wainwright is set to tackle this year’s Kintyre Way Ultra cycle race. Helping inspire Rob with his training is his former Scotland teammate Doddie Weir, who is facing a challenge of his own with Motor Neuron Disease (MND).
Rob is raising awareness of MND by recording his training mileage over the period of the six nations Rugby championship and this will set him up for the cycle event. The Doddie Gump Challenge as it is known, requires participants to sign up and make a donation to MND research, then record their training mileage. The aim is for participants to reach 24,901 miles, the distance around the world, during the period of the 6 Nations.
Joining Rob in Training is the Kintyre Way Ultra Cycle co-ordinator Robbie Semple . Robbie, who has ridden the route several times said, “It’s a great way to train for the event and help a legend at the same time.”
The tough race sees cyclists ride the 75 mile route that criss-crosses the Kintyre peninsula and climbs over 8000 ft on Saturday the 5th of May .