Alison Anderson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when she was in her 40’s. Knowing that exercise is essential to help battle the symptoms, she decided to take on a huge physical challenge as an added incentive to keep fit.

The Plan – to cycle 500km from Vietnam to Cambodia. Add 15 friends into the equation and they have become ‘The Cyclopaths’. They have tirelessly dedicated themselves to training throughout the summer. Their photos below demonstrate how much fun (and hard work!)preparing for a challenge can be.

On the 8th November they will depart for Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Cycling up to 90 km each day, they will have extreme heat, dirt track roads and long days to contend with. Their journey will take them along the Mekong Delta, to the Khmer capitol of Phmon Penh and on to Siem Reap and the famous World Heritage site of Angkor Wat.

In the process, they plan to raise £35,000.00 to fund our research to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s. Thanks to all of their hard work and dedication, they are already half way there! To help them reach their target and to read more about The Cyclopaths, please visit their fundraising page. 

We would like to say a huge thank you and good luck to the whole team - Sheena Yerburgh, Julia Woods, Paula Millard, Mick Latter, Alison & John Anderson, Caroline & Paul Broekman, Roland Valori, Claire McBride, Jim Pascoe-Watson, Christopher & Matt Bence, Ruth Brown and Marianne & Steve Langston

Inspired to start planning your own adventure? Contact Lottie to discuss ideas or check out our challenge events page.