From Sunday the 26 April, supporters of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) came together to join the nationwide 2.6 Challenge, taking part in unique activities based around the number 2.6 or 26. It has been truly uplifting to see the creative ways people have found to get involved, from completing 26km bike rides to climbing stairs in ski boots 26 times their incredible enthusiasm has helped to raise much needed awareness and funds for CPT’s pioneering research into a cure. Here we share some of the imaginative challenges our supporters took on.

CPT Patron Mike Tindall MBE cycled for 2hrs and 36mins using the cycling app Zwift, encouraging fellow app users to join him virtually. Mike (pictured above) completed this great challenge covering the equivalent of 72.73km of ground from home in support of his three charities, CPT, The Matt Hampson Foundation and Rugby for Hero’s. 

Supporter Beth Boxall set herself the incredible challenge of completing 26 different activities over 26 days! So far Beth has accomplished 26 exercises in 26 minutes, a 26 minute fancy dress walk with family around her local area (pictured above), and a 26km cycle on her exercise bike at home. You can follow the rest of Beth’s challenge on her twitter feed here

TV writer, comedian and present Paul Mayhew-Archer challenged his seven month old grandson to a virtual eating competition (pictured above) to see who could eat the most mouthfuls of pasta in 26 seconds. Re-watch Paul's fun video on his twitter feed here.

Supporter Jane Birkin (pictured above) lives in the Netherlands and decided to join the challenge in support of CPT by wearing her ski boots to ski tour up her steep Dutch stairs a total of 26.2 times! You can see Jane in action completing her challenge on her Instagram feed here

CPT’s Head of Philanthropy Theresa Samworth and registered yoga teacher held a ‘virtual yoga class’ completing 26 ‘sun salutes’ in 26 minutes with 20 fellow yoga enthusiasts. CPT’s Head of Public Fundraising Leanne Richards also took on the challenge completing 2.6 hours of Joe Wicks ‘the body coach’ work out videos on YouTube. Leanne got through seven videos in total from ‘PE with Joe’ to ‘legs, bums and tums’ and shared the above before and after selfie. 

Martin McHollan and his 12 year old son completed a 2.6 mile barefoot run around their garden (pictured above). The pair conquered their challenge completing a total of 393 laps of their sunny garden in support of CPT! 

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge well done and thank you to everyone who joined the challenge in support of CPT. We truly loved seeing the inspiring ways you took part and are grateful for all your support helping to further our research into a cure for Parkinson’s.