London to Paris in 24 Hours.

I have been creating images since 2017 for the Duchenne Dash UK to help support the most amazing group of people doing the most important work in the world, helping those in need. Specifically helping boys stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in the UK.

There is no cure, but there is hope.

It is an honor and a privilege to help others.

I’ve been sitting at home drawing pictures while strong, brave supporters of Duchenne UK have actually been riding their bikes to raise money – I thought it might be time to join them. So I am going to ride with them this May 17-18 from London to Paris (with a short ferry trip) – 300K – that’s a whopping 200 miles in 24 hours. I’m not ready, but I will be.

How you can help.

Training has started and the purpose of this page is to make it easy for you to follow me through training all the way to London and Paris. I’ll be posting, drawing and sharing video as this adventure unfolds. I expect there will be highs and lows but all of it is for a worthy cause, a cause you can also contribute to with the links below. Or just wish me luck, I’ll keep drawing if you keep following.

Click this link to support Michael’s Official Duchenne Dash Page

Click this link to learn more about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Click this to Follow Michael’s Strava Page


Heroes without capes.
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“You must concentrate upon and consecrate yourself wholly to each day, as though a fire were raging in your hair.”  — Taïsen Deshimaru There … Read More

Into the wind.
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A massive week. Training for the Duchenne Dash is going very well, I’m still hitting all my mileage goals, slowly but I’m getting the … Read More

80 Solo
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All I can do is as much training as possible. At the moment that means about 160 miles a week, two days riding, two … Read More

Failing Miserably
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In four weeks I’ll be boarding a plane bound for London. I’ll visit a good friend when I arrive, pick up a bicycle from … Read More

I can help, so can you.
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I will ride 300k from London to Paris on May 17 and 18 in an effort to raise funds that help young children with … Read More

I have ten weeks to train.
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I’ve been drawing pictures to help support the Duchenne Dash since 2016. The event raises funds for Duchenne UK and helps in their fight … Read More

A history of giving | Michael Valenti Cycling Art
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In 2013 The Duchenne Dash Charity Bicycle Ride to Paris humbly rolled out of London. Ten years later it has grown into a powerful … Read More

Around the World for Duchenne
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2021 Duchenne Dash, UK For a number of years now I’ve been creating images for the Duchenne Dash, UK. Last year, 2020 was of … Read More

World’s Strongest Boys
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I am very excited and honored to be working with the Duchenne UK organization and creating a new image for their 2017 Duchenne Dash. … Read More

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