Over his career, Stephen Darby, co-founder of the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation, played for six professional teams. His permanent clubs include Liverpool, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers. He also had enjoyable loan spells at Swindon Town, Notts County and Rochdale. Our virtual journey is a 290 mile walk linking all 6 clubs. Our aim is to complete that journey over the weekend of August 29/30.
Split into 5 legs from ground to ground, our route is broken down largely into five mile sections with the aim that different groups of completing each of these stages. By the end, we will have walked, as a team, 290 miles in support of Stephen, Chris and the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.
Walkers can choose their own times and their own local routes to physically complete their journey. For example, a group of walkers could sign up to complete 10 miles. They could be allocated the two five mile stages between Chesterfield and Sheffield. In reality, they could be walking that distance close to their homes in London, Liverpool or Dunedin, Florida.
See below for maps of each leg and the full map on the right.