Carmela Chillery-Watson and her friends and family are inviting you to ride with them on their very own Wonder Wheels Cycling Challenge 100km around Wiltshire.
Their reason for doing this is that Carmela has LMNA congenital muscular dystrophy, a very rare, progressive muscle-wasting condition that affects just one in a million children around the world. The condition is likely, in time, to affect Carmela’s heart and lungs and is also very likely to be life-limiting.
Some children with this condition do not survive their childhood or teenage years, while some, with the help of specialist intervention, live into adulthood. However, there is no cure. So Carmela’s family is intent on raising funds to help further research into treatments and a cure, to help children affected, including Carmela, to enjoy a longer life.
It’s completely free to get involved in the Wonder Wheels Cycling Challenge, but Carmela asks you to try to raise at least £150 in sponsorship, this could help improve the efficiency of clinical trials, meaning we can reach more people and get results more quickly.
If you think 100k is too much, there are other ways to Join Carmela’s Wonder Wheels Cycling Challenge, you can
- Join in on the 2nd July by doing a 10k at Daunstey School where they have a track suitable for bikes and wheelchairs.
- Do your own 100km (or 10km a day if the full distance is too much). Choose your own date and route any time in July and set up your own JustGiving page linked to Muscular Dystrophy UK.
To register for any of the options click the sign up button, this will take you through to a registration page so that you can support Carmela and research into LMNA congenital muscular dystrophy.
When you join the Wonder Wheels Cycling Challenge, you’ll make a real difference for children affected by LMNA congenital muscular dystrophy.