Doddie 500 cycle sets off tomorrow from Murrayfield

13th March 2019

See below a message from 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Rob Wainwright, who tomorrow embarks on a remarkable charity cycle for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation from BT Murrayfield to Twickenham Stadium in time for the Calcutta Cup on Saturday.

It seems to me today, with Scotland struggling on the pitch, the joys of hearing all about Wales winning another Grand Slam on the cards, and Brexit unravelling at Westminster, there is a need for a good news story. When I say good news, I refer to Mark Beaumont and myself riding 500 miles from Murrayfield to Twickenham in 48hrs, leaving tomorrow with a match ball presented by the departing Scottish team at 3.30pm in Edinburgh Airport, and arriving at Twickenham at 3.30pm Saturday as the team bus arrives to pass the ball back. (Big breath).

Obviously, on many levels, this is not good news for me, particularly in view of the forecast, and the fact we are dressed in garish head to toe tartan lycra, but we hope it will help raise lots of money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Indeed our fundraising total stands at £45k at the moment.

How can you help? You can support in many way. Join us for a few miles if we pass near where you live or you can add some miles virtually or you can just make a good old fashioned donation.  All details at

This is all for a fantastic cause and everyone at London Scottish would like to wish Rob and Mark the best of luck on their cycle and I’m sure there will be many Scots at Twickenham on Saturday clapping them in.


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