Carmela's Wonder Wheels Cycling Challenge

You will probably have heard of the famous ‘Route 66’ across the USA.

Well, Carmela Chillery-Watson and her friends and family are inviting you to ride with them on their very own Wonder Wheels Cycling Challenge along the lesser-known 66-mile route around Wiltshire. They’ve affectionately labelled it The Wiltshire Route 66.

Their reason for doing this is that eight-year-old 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.

Join Carmela’s Wonder Wheels Cycling Challenge by doing your own 66 miles (or 6.6miles if the full distance is too much). Choose your own date and route any time in August and set up your own JustGiving page linked to Muscular Dystrophy UK.

To do this 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 this August, you’ll make a real difference for children affected by LMNA congenital muscular dystrophy. Thank you.