SILSDEN motorcycling legend Danny Horne is completing a charity walk next month to honour two legends of rugby league.

He will be walking the 20 miles from the ground of community rugby league club Silsden Storm to Leeds Rhinos' Headingley Stadium on November 8, to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The incurable disease has been in the news recently due to the heartbreaking plight of former Leeds scrum half Rob Burrow, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last December.

And the Keighley community can empathise, after one of Cougars' all-time great players was struck down with the same disease.

Phil Stephenson, who is the club's record summer appearance holder with 343, announced he had been diagnosed with the condition in June 2017, and sadly passed away last September at the age of just 47.

Horne is therefore hoping to honour the legendary pair, as well as raise some much-needed funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

On the JustGiving page he has set up for people to donate to, Horne said: "Motor Neurone Disease is an unwanted link between two true legends of rugby league.

"Phil Stephenson, who sadly passed away from the disease last year, and Rob Burrow, who is currently suffering from the incurable illness.

"Phil was the saviour of rugby league in my home town of Silsden, which is now stronger than ever due to the continued hard work of everyone at Silsden Storm.

"Rob is one of rugby’s and Leeds Rhinos’ all-time greats and is a driving force in raising awareness of MND to help find a cure.

"On November 8, at 9am, I am going to walk the 20 miles from the Silsden Storm ground to Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium to try and raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, who help sufferers and their families living with the fatal disease.

"If you would like to sponsor me or even join me on the walk for a little part of it, or the full journey, then the more the merrier and any amount of sponsorship is hugely appreciated.

"Thank you in advance."

The link to the JustGiving page, which also informs donors what their money can go towards, is:

At the time of writing, Horne has raised around £1,600 of his £5,000 target.