Lands End to Accident & Emergency
George 'Doddie' Weir is a big, big man with an even bigger personality. A man of exceptional warmth and a predisposition to help others. As a youngster, I remember watching him play in many of his games for Scotland (of which he played 61 times).
I met him for the first time in a pub south of Edinburgh, 5 days into our ride from Lands End to John O'Groats. He was quick to reach into his pockets and buy all the boys a well-deserved pint and literally cast an indomitable shadow over our party, several of whom were now nursing severely aching legs and even sorer butts.
I couldn't help but think that this was a man of impeccable integrity, an inspiration to others and so selfless in his attitude. Diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in June 2017, Doddie was quick to set up the 'My name'5 Doddie Foundation' to help fellow sufferers by raising funds to aid research into Motor Neurone Disease. Meeting him now, I knew that this was a man who clearly put others before himself, a heart as big as his stature.
The Riders & the Support Team
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