Cyclone Mobility boss to go the extra mile (and 99 more) to raise money for two charities
Stuart Dunne, Managing Director of Cyclone Mobility, is set to take on a mammoth 100km cycle ride in memory of two special men while raising money for two important charities.
Using his Batec Hybrid handcycle, Stuart will complete the distance on 5 September 2020 – coinciding with the International Spinal Cord Injury Day – as part of 2020 #NoLimits Ride for Danny challenge.
The challenge is held each year in memory of the late Danny Turnbull, who was instrumental in opening up the infamous endurance cycle event from London to Paris to hand-cyclists.
Having been paralysed from the chest down as a result of a childhood accident at the age of three, Danny decided in 2011 to take part in the cycle trial but was rejected as the organisers did not accept handcycles.
Undeterred and refusing to accept no for an answer, he returned in 2012, along with two other handcyclists and a team, determined to push the boundaries of what was believed possible.
Riding 507km over three days, Danny and his teammates successfully completed the gruelling distance and simultaneously clearing the route for disabled cyclists of the future.
Recounting his relationship with Danny, Stuart said: “Danny, who I met as an energetic 20-year-old, lived life to the full, despite being paralysed at the early age of three.
“There literally were never any limits to his enthusiasm, whether it was racing a jet ski in Portsmouth or backpacking around Thailand in a wheelchair. Danny went on to have a successful career with Stewarts Law, practising as a personal injury lawyer and helping people in the same unfortunate situation as himself.”
Sadly, in 2017, Danny passed away from cancer. Now, the #NoLimits Ride for Danny challenge is held annually in memory of the inspirational figure to raise money for Back Up Trust – a charity supporting those living with spinal cord injuries.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions in place, the format of the 2020 ride has changed, with Back Up asking participants to ride 50km or 100km.
Alongside riding to raise for Back Up, the Cyclone Mobility boss will split his sponsorship funds to also fundraise for Access Adventures – an organisation aiming to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing access to sport and activities.
As well as cycling to honour Danny, Stuart also confirmed that his ride will also be in memory of his late brother Mike Dunne, a keen mountain biker and Cyclone’s chief engineer.
“Mike, my big brother and the joint driving force in the early years of Cyclone, was just like Danny and his empathy and understanding of my own personal spinal cord injury gave him a perfect ability to help those less fortunate than himself,” stated Stuart.
“In 2004 he left this world behind and has been sadly missed by many for the last 16 years.”
Now, Stuart is calling on those in the industry to help support the two charities by sponsoring him on his journey and donating what they can at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StuartDunne1https://thiis.co.uk/cyclone-mobility-boss-to-go-the-extra-mile-and-99-more-to-raise-money-for-two-charities/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Powered-handbike-1.jpg?fit=1000%2C750&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Powered-handbike-1.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer NewsSector NewsThird SectorTrade NewsAccess Adventures,Back Up,Batec Hybrid,Cyclone Mobility,Danny Turnbull,Nolimits,Ride for Danny,Spinal Cord Injury Day,Stewarts Law,Stuart DunneStuart Dunne, Managing Director of Cyclone Mobility, is set to take on a mammoth 100km cycle ride in memory of two special men while raising money for two important charities. Using his Batec Hybrid handcycle, Stuart will complete the distance on 5 September 2020 – coinciding with the International Spinal...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine