Motor Neuron disease is a neurological disease that destroys motor neurons, the cells that control essential voluntary muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing.
Motor Neuron disease can occur in adults and children. In children it can be inherited, symptoms can be present at birth or appear before the child learns to walk. In adults, Motor Neuron disease can occur more commonly in men than in women, with symptoms appearing after age 40.
Unfortunately there is no cure for motor neuron disease. Symptomatic and supportive treatment can help people be more comfortable while maintaining their quality of life.
It affects 350,000 people worldwide and kills over 100,000 every year.
In October of 2012 I lost someone very close to me. she suffered from a form of MND. She was a inspiration to me throughout my life and I am doing this cycle in honour of her.
My cycle will start on the 10th of November and ends on the 16th. the cycle will take me from Melbourne and will finish in Sydney, a distance that will roughly be 1100km. The exact route is still yet to be confirmed due to cycling restrictions on certain roads.