The 20-strong workforce set off on Sunday on their mission to ship the match ball for the Scotland v Eire Pool B Rugby World Cup qualification decider on Saturday October 7.
Former Rangers supervisor and footballer Ally McCoist and actor Jamie Bamber are amongst these participating, whereas tv presenter Kirsty Gallacher and actor James Nesbitt will be part of at a later stage.
The fundraisers have to this point raised greater than £280,000 in the direction of their goal of elevating £555,000 for Doddie Weir’s charity the My Identify’5 Doddie Basis, which funds analysis into motor neurone illness (MND).
The muse was launched in 2017 by Weir who died final November aged 52 after residing with MND for six years.
Sporting stars together with Paula Radcliffe, Peter Crouch, and Denise Lewis are amongst those that have despatched messages of help to these participating.
Logan, a pal of Weir, determined to tackle the problem throughout restoration from prostate most cancers final yr.
At the moment, folks with MND don’t have sufficient therapy choices – and that’s why we’re doing this for the My Identify’5 Doddie Basis, in order that at some point, everybody in Doddie’s place could have a greater likelihood
He mentioned it might be a “brutal problem” however that the help that they had acquired forward of the occasion was “an enormous motivator”.
Logan mentioned: “It’s onerous to place into phrases what Doddie meant to me, my household, and the rugby and MND communities world wide.
“He was probably the most loving, variety and brave individual I knew, all of which drove him to battle his MND so onerous for thus lengthy and be a champion for others residing with the illness, elevating tens of millions of kilos alongside the best way.
“Coaching has concerned a gruelling schedule – with a number of challenges alongside the best way – however we’re right here and assured we will do it for Doddie.
“At the moment, folks with MND don’t have sufficient therapy choices – and that’s why we’re doing this for the My Identify’5 Doddie Basis, in order that at some point, everybody in Doddie’s place could have a greater likelihood.
“Let’s all come collectively to complete what Doddie began and discover a treatment for MND.”
Beginning in Edinburgh, the stroll and cycle will see the workforce journey round 100 miles a day from Newcastle to York and on to Belvoir Fort in Grantham, then to Marlow and Brighton.
They’ll then take the ferry to Mont Vernon and onward to the grand finale in Paris forward of the Scotland v Eire match on October 7.
The problem takes place forward of Doddie Assist 2024, a My Identify’5 Doddie Basis nationwide fundraising occasion the place contributors rally to lift as a lot cash as doable for MND analysis.