Gold Charity Push – My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Partners & Charities

Each year the Babble Ride Across Britain peloton collectively raises over £1m for charities and good causes.  

All this week, we’re shining the spotlight on each of our Gold Charity Partners. By opting to fundraise for a Gold Charity, you can secure a spot on the 2024 Babble Ride Across Britain for as little as £499. You’ll commit to a fundraising target of £2,400.  

About My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Doddie Weir OBE was one of rugby’s most recognisable personalities. He earned 61 caps for Scotland during a successful playing career, represented the British and Irish Lions on their successful tour to South Africa in 1997, and won championships with his two club sides, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons.

A talented, committed and athletic lock forward, Doddie then faced his biggest challenge. In June 2017 the Scot revealed he was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease. From the outset, Doddie was driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into this, as yet, incurable disease.

In November 2017, Doddie and his trustees launched the registered charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Joining the Babble Ride Across Britain as a Gold Charity Partner for the first time in 2024, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has a clear vision of a World Free of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). To achieve this, they collaborate with those who share their vision and invest in the most promising research to find effective treatments for MND.


How will my fundraising make a difference?

“Every single person taking part in the Ride Across Britain to support My Name’5 Doddie Foundation will help us get closer to our vision of a world free of MND,” Paul Thompson, Director of Fundraising at My Name’5 Doddie Foundation told us.

“You’ll become part of our community offering hope to those living with the condition today. And with your support, we’ll continue to invest in the most promising research to find new treatments and ultimately a cure for this horrific disease. By riding across Britain, you’ll be keeping MND firmly in the spotlight, which is essential in maintaining the momentum we need to fund research.”