World Record Breakers

Guinness World Records LogoTwo Guinness World Records ™ titles successfully broken at all-day sponsored Rave and Ride event for the Motor Neurone Disease Association

History was made alongside vital funds raised for the MND Association at the momentous Rave and Ride event held in Buckinghamshire on Saturday May 14th. The total raised in the eight-hour challenge was £30,856 and both Guinness World Records titles, Most money raised in 8 hours by static cycling and Most mechanical energy produced by pedalling on static bicycles in one hour were achieved on the day.

World Record holdersOrganised by entrepreneur Steven Smith, who lost his mum, Genifer, to MND, the event at Stoke Park, Europe’s leading Five Star Hotel, Spa and Country Club, saw individuals and teams of indoor cyclists come together for an all-day sponsored ride with club music provided by some of the biggest international DJs.  

Secondcity was the main headliner, also known as Rowan Harrington. His top hit in 2014 was ‘I Wanna Feel’ which peaked to number 1 on the UK singles chart. You can view this hit here

DJ Secondcity was joined by good friend and fellow DJ, Solaris and they played an electric back to back mix together.

Steven Smith, said of the challenge, ‘I’m broken, destroyed, emotional and elated.  I am overwhelmed with the support and the people who took part or donated are heroes.  There is still a chance to donate to make as much money for MND as possible.   I will not stop until I find a cure and this is the first of many events that we put on for such an important cause’.

Steven, who lives with his family in High Wycombe, had already raised an incredible £115,000 for the MND Association from previous Rave and Ride events, as well as countless other fundraising adventures, including, The Arctic, several London Marathons and the gruelling L’Etape du Tour cycle race.

The money raised from this event will help fund a fellowship based at the MND Care and Research Centre at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

To donate, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/raveandride or text 70070 using the words RAVE60

About motor neurone disease (MND) and the MND Association:

The MND Association was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers with experience of living with or caring for, someone with MND. Since then, we have grown significantly, with an ever-increasing community of volunteers, supporters and staff, all sharing the same goal - to support people with MND and everyone who cares for them, both now and in the future.

Picture Caption: Left To Right, Rave And Ride® Power Instructors, Fran Kelland, Zena Jordan, centre Steven Smith has raised £140,000 for the MND Association and has vowed to continue, Fran Presho, Claire Dumpleton.

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