I have committed to ride the 50 km 2017 MS Melbourne Cycle challenge which will be held on Sunday 26th of March 2017. This event is all about showing your support for people living with multiple sclerosis, by doing what we all love best. Getting out to ride your bike with your families and friends. The event showcases some of Melbourne’s most iconic sites and offers you the chance to see the magnificent views of Melbourne from the West Gate Bridge.
It was a difficult decision for me to sign-up in this event. I have been injured over 3 months, and my shoulder still hasn’t recovered enough to be able to ride a bike. I may not be able to touch a bike until just before this event begins.
Why I’m riding the MS Melbourne Cycle ride
There’s no guarantee that I will be able to get my shoulder strong enough to do this event. But I will give it everything I’ve got to make it to the starting line. You can really take yourself to the next level when you’ve got motivation to do an event like this. Supporting people living with multiple sclerosis is very important.
This injury has impacted heavily on my life. I have a 16 month old child and for months I haven’t been able to lift or play with him. Kids grow up so quickly, and I’ll never get that time back.
Just to add salt to the wounds, Melbourne had to have one of the best summers in decades. Spending day after day looing out your window at a glorious weather. Not able to do anything, or go anywhere is torture.
I want to ride!
If you’re interested in joining the ride head to the MS Melbourne Cycle website:
If you can help by making a small donation to MS please click on this link here:
About multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a disease which effects the central nervous system. It affects more young adult Australians than any other neurological condition.
Researchers are still looking for a cure, and sadly at the moment, multiple sclerosis is a lifelong disease. MS Australia helps people who are living with multiple sclerosis to access services, support. Treatments, and provide information they need to live full and happy lives.
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary from person to person, but can include:
- Pain and numbness
- Pins and needles
- Cognitive difficulties
- Intolerance to heat
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Continence problems
- Blurred vision
- In severe cases, paralysis
Click here to Learn more about Multiple Sclerosis.