MND awareness raising in the desert

Image of desert road with part of Sandy on a bike in foreground

December 2020: Sandy Stirling has set himself a red-hot cycling challenge in memory of his father who died of MND.

For most of us cycling for 12 hours straight would be enough of a physical challenge, but supporter Sandy Stirling has gone a whole lot further by choosing to do it in the desert!

Sandy, originally from Inverkeilor in Scotland, has set himself the challenge of cycling around the 50km Al Qudra loop near Dubai for 12 hours to raise awareness of MND on Saturday 6th March. He hopes to manage at least 6 loops in that time - that’s if the resident antelope and oryx don’t get in his way!

Sandy lost his dad, Alex to MND in March 2019.  He and his family have been very supportive of MND research since Alex’s diagnosis, both as individuals and through their family business, Arbikie Distillery.  

Commenting on his cycling challenge, Sandy said “Supporting MND research means a great deal to me and my family and although the training / challenge is hard work its nothing in comparison to those who suffer from the illness. The sooner we find a cure from this terrible illness, the better for the people with MND and their families.”

If you’ve been inspired by Sandy’s challenge – you can donate to The Euan MacDonald Centre here

Keep up-to-date on the progress of Sandy’s training on our twitter feed .

This article was published on: Wednesday, December 16, 2020