Race Across America

Along with seven other incredible wounded, injured and sick soldiers I took part in the RAAM (Race Across America), the hardest cycle racing event in the world.

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We were racing in aid of Help for Heroes, the charity which has helped us all at some point in our recovery.

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We set ourselves a target of seven days to complete this 3081 mile challenge from Oceanside to Annapolis. We started training for this event at the beginning of the year with everyone giving everything right from the start.

We ended up beating our target in a time of six days, 12 hours and 36 minutes which included over a hundred miles extra in diversions along the way. It’s an incredible achievement by a team who have been shot up, blown up and yet still managed to come fifth in their category with the top three teams all including professional cyclists!

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It was an incredible challenge with an amazing team though some breathtaking scenery and I look forward to doing a lot more challenges just like this one!