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 miles I need. With the windy spring weather we’ve had my biggest challenge seems to be finding good days to ride. So wind or not, I ride.

First century in 5 years

Last Thursday I had finished my planned 85 mile route and felt I could ride more, so I did. It was the first century ride I’ve done in at least five years, maybe more. And my friend Scott called it a “Dirty, Solo, Century” – I liked that, thanks Scott. “Doigt dans le nez” (translates loosely to ( “easypeezzy with fingers stuffed up my nose” – eh, French )

And what I may lack in speed I make up in tenacity, just keep peddling is my mantra, I’m hoping it will work for me in France in a few weeks.

Getting the job done.

I’m very dedicated to getting the job done, riding the miles I need to complete the London to Paris Duchenne Dash 2024. I’d love to also get the fundraising job done and could really use your support. I know you can help, and then when you watch the videos of the ride that I post, you’ll be a bigger part of it — you’ll be the part that really counts to help the children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Please be a part of my ride – be a part of helping with a small donation.

I am asking you, my friends, relatives, and supporters of my cycling art for support in this effort. It isn’t an easy ask. I know you have many other charities asking for donations and you can’t give to them all. I get it, I’m in the same place. But if you have just a few dollars it helps – it adds up. It makes a difference.

Please find a way to make a small contribution the work being done by the Duchenne UK. Their thankless devotion to saving lives depends greatly on your kindness and generosity.

I thank you. Duchenne UK thanks you. The parents of these children thank you. The children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy thank you.

Can you help me do more?

As I get stronger I worry less about the ride and more about how I can really help the It’s not really about the ride, it’s about raising funds to battle this terrible disease. And I can really use your help.


Make a donation – Enter to Win a Valenti Print of your choice.

When you make a $25 donation or more to Duchenne Dash you are automatically entered to win any Valenti Cycling Art Print of your choice, any size, any print. And every $25 increment adds your name more often. $50 – Two chances. $100 – Four chances. So give big and win.

Details – Make your donation to Duchenne UK though MICHAELS DONATION PAGE Any increment of $25 enters your name that number of times. $25-Once. $50-twice. $75-three times. $100-enters your name four times!

Valenti will print and ship free of charge any Cycling Art Print of your choice. Choose any size 12×18 inches, 20×30 inches or 24×36 inches all are available for you to win.

Donations must be made by May 17, 2024 to be considered in the drawing.

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How else can you get involved

If you want to find out more visit Duchenne UK

If you want to learn more and participate visit Duchenne Dash 

If you want to read more about my charity involvement visit The World is Better on a Bike

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Michael Valenti is "The Veloist" - He is an avid cyclist and artist known for his Cycling Art work. Each year Michael chases the Pro Peloton at the Tour de France and other major cycling events. He is available for event and corporate cycling related projects as well as personal commissions for art.

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