3 Petrophysicists taking on a massive charity ride for My Name’5 Doddie Motor Neurone Disease charity


I wanted to share a rather lovely story of what 3 of our Petrophysics colleagues are up to this week.  Jamie Davidson (BP Aberdeen), John Williams (retired from BP, and now with Islay Petrophysics, better known by his friends as The Welsh Wizard) and Iain Whyte (Director of Islay Petrophysics) will be riding to Rome for My Name’5 Doddie Motor Neurone Disease charity.

Jamie has already set off, and has chosen to tackle an absolutely phenomenal 3,000 km route, unassisted.  He is part of a 3 rider group doing the whole thing without any support what so ever.   If that doesn’t sound difficult enough, their team have elected to visit ALL SIX national stadiums in Edinburgh, Dublin, Cardiff, London, Paris and Rome.  Jamie rode from Cardiff to Edinburgh for the charity last year, but this challenge is much bigger!

Iain and John set off on Saturday 2nd March and will ride a total of 2,300 km, as part of a 7 man team.  Their route takes them over the Alps, with a vertical ascent of over 45,000 ft.  Iain and John have ridden and raised funds for the charity for the past 4 years already, raising over £150,000 in the process.

The mission is simple, be in Rome for 5pm on Friday 8th March in time to deliver the match day ball to Stadio Olympico for the Six Nations rugby match between Italy and Scotland.  In the process raise awareness of the horrific Motor Neurone Disease and raise funds for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.   Sadly Doddie himself lost the battle with MND in November 2022, but this makes us even more determined to find a cure to help those still suffering.

You will be able to follow our progress live via our GPS trackers using the link below.  From this same link you can also see our (torturous) route!


If you would like to support the charity, payment can very easily be made to Jamie’s Just Giving page using the link below.  100% of proceeds go directly to the charity;


Learn more about the challenge here:


Best Regards

Iain Whyte

Director at Islay Petrophysics Ltd