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A Cyclist, an Adventure and a Fundraiser for Parkinson's Disease Research

By March 31, 2009

There are lots of people who set out on wilderness or tourist adventures, or who set out to break some world record…but there are few people who couple their adventures with fund raising efforts for Parkinson's disease research. James Bowthorpe, 31, of London England, is one of those special people. He plans on cycling around the world in 5-6months. To do so he will need to cycle 120 miles per days across 18,000 miles of mountains, deserts and jungles. Can you imagine cycling up a steep hill in the rain or worse yet in the stifling heat and sun of the desert? It is difficult for most of us to imagine what a feat Mr Bowthorpe is attempting –all on behalf of PD research. Hats off to Mr Bowthorpe! An he cycles across the world he will meet up with representatives of Parkinson's Disease societies for various fund raisers. Is your PD group going to host him?
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