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Goodwood to host Duchenne Dash charity challenge in July

Will Strickson
25 Mar 2021

Duchenne UK event will see riders attempt to collectively cycle 40,000km in 12 hours around Goodwood Motor Circuit

Charity cycle challenge the Duchenne Dash will take place at Goodwood Motor Circuit for the first time on 3rd July.

The event raises money for Duchenne UK, which funds life-saving research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a muscle-wasting disease that renders many wheelchair-bound by the age of 12. It is the world's biggest genetic killer of children, though almost exclusively affects boys, and a disease for which there is currently no cure.

This year's Dash, which is being called The Duchenne Dash: Around the World, will see 300 cyclists attempt to collectively ride the circumference of the world – 40,000km – in 12 hours.

Since it was launched by Channel 4 News's Krishnan Guru-Murthy as a London to Paris ride eight years ago, the yearly challenge has raised an enormous £5 million and while Covid-19 meant the 2020 edition had to be cancelled, the Around the World special will be Covid-secure.

Duchenne UK CEO and co-founder Emily Crossley said, 'Undeterred by the impact of the pandemic, we want to make this year bigger and better than before and raise even more towards life-changing research. 

'Our heart and soul, and our reason for carrying on, are our boys and men, and rare girls, living with DMD. By joining us at the Duchenne Dash: Around the World, not only will you be taking part in a unique team building experience, but be part of something much bigger: our fight to find treatments and a cure for this cruel disease.'

For more information and to register for The Duchenne Dash: Around the World, visit dash.duchenneuk.org 
To find out more about Duchenne UK and to donate, visit duchenneuk.org

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