Ex rugby player, Dr David Millar, supports our Tackling Paralysis campaign by raising £16,372.17 and receives support from Scottish Rugby
30 years ago former West of Scotland, Glasgow and Scotland Under 21 player, Dr David Millar suffered a spinal cord injury whilst playing rugby for a season in New Zealand.
To mark the anniversary he fundraised for Spinal Research by taking on a monumental challenge, the Mighty 333. David handcycled for 300 miles from Newcastle to Loch Lomond, where he kayaked for 30 miles and, amazingly, walked 3 miles using a specially constructed harness and treadmill.
The Mighty 333 handcycle started on 13th July when David set off from the Newcastle Falcons rugby ground. David visited other rugby clubs on the way including Falcons, Alnwick, Melrose, Merchiston School and Glasgow Warriors. David had a brilliant support team with fantastic support from friends, family, rugby players and coaches including Gregor Townsend from Scottish Rugby. Read more here.
Saturday 13th July 10am Newcastle Falcons - Finish in Embleton (approx. 60 miles)
Sunday 14th July 10am Alnwick RFC - Finish in Norham (approx. 63 miles)
Monday 15th July 10am Melrose RFC - Finish The Gyle Edinburgh (Premier Inn) (approx. 58 miles)
Tuesday 16th July 10am Merchiston Castle School - Finish Glasgow (precise location to be confirmed) (approx. 60 miles)
Wednesday 17th July 10am Glasgow Warriors - Finish Balloch (approx. 60 miles)
For more information about his challenge check out his Facebook page