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The Next Chapter in the Fight Against MS
Thanks for coming to my page! In June of 2020, I will take part in one of the world's toughest cycling fundraisers: the Cykelnerven. Literally "The Nerve to Ride", this event raises funds for the the MSIF, or MS International Federation (the global version of National MS Society in the United States).
The MSIF becomes my third charity in the pursuit to defeat Multiple Sclerosis - an unpredictable neurological disease I began battling in 2008. Back then I chose to take the fight to MS, and today I continue to use my sport (now cycling) as my best defense against it. Much needed research to find a cure has definitively found the benefits of exercise - including high intenstiy exercise - to inhibit the progression of MS. Since contracting my disease, I have still qualified multiple times for the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Retiring from triathlons ins 2014 after more than 20 years in the sport, I then become the first and only athlete with MS to ever solo the grueling 930-mile (~1500km) time trial known as the Race Across the West in 2018. Dream. Dream BIG.
Now it is time to take on Cykelnerven. Cykelnerven is famed as Europe’s most unique and challenging charity cycling event. I'll be riding more than 400km over the very toughest mountain climbs of the 2020 edition of the reknown Tour de France.
I cannot believe the support through all these years in those who share my fight, or simply care for my cause - to find a cure so that should my son ever face this disease himself. It is my duty, and my passion, to do this. I cannot do this alone. I cannot conqour this disease. But I can provide inspiration. I can provide motivation. I can provide a shoulder to lean on. Perhaps together we can help put an end to this disease I had a 1-in-1000 chance of getting, but my son (because I have it) has a 1-in-40 chance of getting.
Please - if you have made it this far, consider a donation. Please share this page. Spread the word that MS is a terrible disease, but one that can be fought. Personally, I'm fighting it with My Sport vs Multiple Sclerosis (#MSvsMS).
Thank you for your support. I simply cannot express aptly my gratitude for your kindness and generosity.
All the very best,