Julie Goes The Distance

Julie Goes The Distance for Cerebral Palsy

Julie McElroy – who has cerebral palsy – is embarking on a cycling challenge to raise money and awareness for a Scottish charity that provides vital therapy for children with the same condition.

Although Julie‟s cerebral palsy means she has serious walking difficulties, co-ordination, and speech and profound hearing impairment, along with manual dexterity problems, she is determined to complete the gruelling 89km cycle ride from Edinburgh to Glasgow in aid of the Bobath Scotland Children‟s Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre.

Julie’s Challenge is to raise funds and awareness for Bobath Scotland Children’s Therapy Centre in Glasgow, which supports children with cerebral palsy; further applauds the centre’s 16 years of continued service to children diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Julie is now planning an 89km cycle ride form Edinburgh to Glasgow. This ride is specifically to raise awareness and money for Bobath Scotland Children’s Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre in Glasgow.

Edinburgh to Glasgow is to be the first leg of ‘Julie’s Challenge in aids of Bobath Scotland.’ Her route will be through Broxburn, Linlithgow, Falkirk and Kirkintilloch ending in Port Dundas, Glasgow where Bobath Centre is located. The route can be difficult for even an experienced and able-bodied cyclist, but Julie is determined to push the boundaries of her own abilities. Her ride will take place on the 31 March and the goal is to finish the same day.

For safety reasons, she will be accompanied by The Bike Chain’s Mark and Colin Cadden, along a route that can prove challenging, even for reasonably fit, able-bodied cyclists. Due to Julie’s profound hearing impairment, the bike has been fitted with mirrors to help her to judge traffic.

To donate to Julie’s Challenge appeal: http://www.justgiving.com/JulieMcElroy

More information about Julie’s Challenge will be announced in due course.