Award-winning fundraiser back again

The JJ100 riders
The JJ100 riders

IT’S become one of Joining Jack’s flagship events and this year the JJ100 bike ride will see a major change.

In three events, the now annual fund-raiser has raised a whopping six-figure sum for the charity and is showing no signs of slowing down.

This year though, the ride – organised by Paul Holden from Orrell – will take a different circuit route, leaving Manchester City’s Etidhad Stadium on June 28.

“A few people said they wanted to get involved but thought that 100 miles was a bit far,” said Paul

“We looked around at the options and the one we’ve chosen, the Great Manchester Cycle, has three distances to choose from.

“There’s 13 miles, 26 miles or 52 miles on a closed road circuit so there’ll be no traffic to contend with and a route that would suit pretty much anybody. It’s open to children as well so families can get involved and do it together.”

The JJ100 team won Team of the Year in the Just Giving Awards and Paul is hoping that success can continue.

“Since I’ve got involved with Joining Jack, I’ve seen a hope that they’ll find a treatment turn into belief,” he said. “They genuinely believe that there is something there if they can get the funding for the research.

“It’s a really important time in terms of Duchenne research.”

Anyone wanting to ride for the JJ100 team should register interest by emailing