Nick's Duchenne Dash

Nick Crossley is the not only our co-founder and Trustee, he is also Dad to Eli who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and the ultimate Dash veteran having taken part in every single Dash to date! 

This is Nick's Dash story.

Which Dashes have you taken part in?

“All of them! It’s incredible to have seen the evolution of the ride since the first one in 2013 where about 30 of us set off with one support vehicle.”

Why did you decide to do the Duchenne Dash?
“As co-founder of the charity I didn’t have a choice once Krish [friend of Nick Crossley, Duchenne UK Trustee and co-founder of the Dash] had had the idea!”

How do you train? Any tips?
“My best tip is to find other people to train with! Make sure you’ve done some long rides (just to get used to being in the saddle for that long) and do as many hills as you can.

What is the Dash like to participate in? What were the best bits?
“The camaraderie is unbelievable, and I’ve met lots of people on the rides who have become friends. Top 3 best bits – cycling through French villages in the sunshine, motorbike escort through the busy Paris streets and the dinner at the end in front of the Eiffel Tower.

What would you say to someone to encourage them to do it?
“It’s a unique challenge, incredibly organised with a great set of people. You’ll feel incredible after you’ve done it and of course, you’ll be raising money for an important cause.”