Beccy's Duchenne Dash

Beccy Davies first heard about the Duchenne Dash after her son Archie was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 2017. Once her family rode the Dash in 2018, she realised she wanted to get involved so signed up to be a support volunteer and hasn't looked back since.

Here's Beccy's Dash story.

You don’t have to get on a bike to support the Dash

“My son Archie was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2017, quite soon after his diagnosis I found Duchenne UK and they gave me enormous hope during a really bleak time. After some of my family rode the Dash in 2018, I realised I wanted to get involved but as I am never going to be donning lycra and getting on a bike, I decided to sign up as a support volunteer.”

“Since then, I’ve volunteered for three Dashes and I wouldn’t miss it for the world now.”

Took my breath away

“There have been so many good memories, but the one that gets me through the dark days is Day 2 of the 2019 Dash. After possibly the roughest ferry crossing and rainiest 5am departure on Dash record, seeing the sheer grit and determination of the cyclists pedalling headlong into howling wind with 200 km left to cycle just took my breath away.”

Share what it means to you

“I would say my best fundraising tip is to make your fundraising story as personal as possible. If people can understand what it is you are fundraising for it really helps.”

Why I keep supporting

“Duchenne UK means the world to me – they are my hope, my support and my strength and they are getting us ever closer to the day that we will end Duchenne.”