Ataxia?

October 2013. During a round-the-world by train journey, I started falling over for no apparent reason. My balance became so bad that I abandoned the journey midway (in Novosibirsk, Siberia) and returned to Scotland to find out what was causing the problem. March 2015. After 17 months of being poked and prodded by numerous doctors…

Football Mascots Supporting #IAAD17

I want to thank all of the following UK football clubs for their wonderful support during International Ataxia Awareness Day this year (September 25). Aberdeen FC – Website – Facebook – Twitter Arsenal FC – Website – Facebook – Twitter Bath City FC – Website – Facebook – Twitter Cowdenbeath FC – Website – Facebook…

In the Media

The coverage gained from exposure in the established media (both TV & Press) is far more wide-reaching than the exposure gained just by “walking” and talking to the people who I meet along the way. So when it comes to raising awareness, exposure in the established TV & press is always being sought. To date,…

But First: A Walk Around the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

Major Supporters: This was to be my second attempt at walking around Arran (the first attempt being in 2016, just before my 500-mile walk in Spain, an attempt which was abandoned as I was feeling much better than expected). The overall goal was the same though: I wanted to test my long-distance walking abilities locally,…

My 50th Birthday: Hyde Park, London

A 50th birthday celebration with a difference!   As I had already decided to use my 50th year to start walking, it seemed only right that the first walk was on my 50th birthday. And I want to thank the following people who walked with me, on what was actually a very bright morning in…