Tyrone man’s two-month bike trek for Action MS

Daniel O'Hagan
Daniel O'Hagan

A Clonoe motocross entusiast has set off on a two month solo motorcycle trek across Southeast Asia to raise money for the staggering numbers of MS suffers in Northern Ireland and to honour his grandfather who died of a multiple sclerosis related disease.

Daniel O’Hagan will brave the hot and humid conditions of Vietnam when he sets off to travel across Cambodia and Thailand in aid of Action MS.

Daniel O'Hagan

Daniel O'Hagan

Daniel, a 29-year-old electrical engineer will spend September and October covering the 1,300 miles that separate Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Bangkok in Thailand.

Ann Walker, CEO of Action MS, has said that Northern Ireland has the second highest prevalence of MS in the world.

A staggering 4,000 people here suffer from the auto-immune disease, which affects the nerves in the body.

Speaking about Daniel’s fundraising trek, Ann said: “Per capita Northern Ireland has the second highest prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis. in the world.

A staggering 4,000 people here suffer from the auto-immune disease, which affects the nerves in the body.

This makes it an issue that concerns us all as a society.”

“Raising funds allows Action MS to develop life-changing services for those living with the illness.

“We are very grateful to Dan for his support from the other side of the world and wish him luck.” she added.

Daniel’s incentive for his charitable trek was watching his grandfather battle with the disease. Daniel explained: “Watching my grandfather lose the battle against this severely debilitating illness was incredibly hard for me. To cope with this and to honour other MS sufferers, I decided to do something to raise awareness of MS by combining my passion for motocross with a fundraising challenge.”

For further information log on to Action MS via facebook.com/ActMS

Daniel O’Hagan