Neurologist to cycle from Lands End to John OGroats to raise funds to help his MS patients
On 14th September, Dr Jeff Cochius, Consultant, Neurologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) will embark on a 968 mile cycle ride from Lands End to John OGroats to raise monies for NNUH MS patients who use the newly opened MS Therapy Centre in Norfolk (MSTCN).
Dr Cochius said: The idea to do this cycle ride coincided with the opening of the new MSTCN which is used by many of our MS patients from the NNUH. This centre is a fantastic facility for people with MS and other chronic neurological disorders, and provides a range of physical therapies and other services. The purpose of doing this ride is to raise money for a special lift and extra facilities to allow full access for patients with impaired mobility.
I have thought about tackling Lands End to John OGroats for a number of years. The route we have chosen is one of the most picturesque but also one of the hardest routes with lots of relatively steep climbs. The ride will take 10 days and we expect to burn about 5000 calories per day and spend about 8 hours each day in the saddle!
Jeff will be will be joined by Julian Barnwell, Chair of the MS Society Norwich Branch, Ray Carroll from Ireland and Mike Tooth from Norwich. All three are transatlantic rowers who have held several world records between them and raised a considerable amount of money for their charities over the years.
To sponsor Dr Cochius go to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/jeffreycochiuscycle
For more information about the MSTCN visit http://www.mstcn.org.uk/