On Saturday 7 July 2018 three friends from East Yorkshire will set out to cycle from their home town to the Silverstone Formula 1 circuit, 165 miles away, in one day. Tom, Jase, and Simon are taking on this epic challenge in memory of Tom’s brother Josh, who passed away in May 2017 aged 27, having lived with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy since diagnosis at age five.
Josh loved Formula 1; the teams, the cars, the drivers, watched every practice, qualifier and race in real time, to always be up to date. Relying on his mum as a full-time carer and with no real independence, Formula 1 was Josh’s life.
Unfortunately, Josh never made it to Silverstone, so now in his name and memory, Tom, Jase and Simon, who have been friends since primary school, have devised a route from where Josh lived in East Yorkshire to the Silverstone Circuit. They will tackle the 165 mile cycle in a single day on Saturday 7 July 2018, and attend the British Grand Prix the following day in honour of Josh’s passion for the sport.
The team aim to raise an incredible £5000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK, and are already well on their way to achieving this, an amount could fund over 100 hours of ground-breaking research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and significantly help Muscular Dystrophy UK’s efforts to find a cure.