YPI Scotland

The Wood Foundation has committed funding for a third year to the Doddie Cup 500.

Led by Doddie Weir’s former teammate Rob Wainwright and world-record holder cyclist Mark Beaumont, 200 riders will be involved in delivering the match ball between Principality Stadium in Cardiff and Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

Over a period of 55 hours, the cyclists will cover 555 miles in a bid to raise funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

Ali MacLachlan, UK Director at The Wood Foundation, said:

“We are delighted to once again be supporting this feat of endurance for an incredibly worthwhile cause.

“Doddie Weir remains an inspiration and the legacy he created in terms of MND awareness and fundraising is exceptional.

“Best of luck to Rob, Mark, and the team on this journey.”

Rob Wainwright added:

“We would like to thank The Wood Foundation for its continued support of this event. It is very much appreciated and makes a huge difference to our goal.

“We are incredibly proud to be representing and honouring our late friend Doddie and are committed to continuing to push ourselves to the limit in order to raise vital funds for research and support.”

The riders set out on 9th February and will deliver the ball ahead of the kick off for the Scotland vs Wales Six Nations game on 11th February.

Doddie Aid, of which the ride is the finale, raised £1.5m in January alone. The team is aiming for £2m and encouraging riders to join them along the route and fundraise. Part of the ride will be led by Sir Chris Hoy.