On the 7th September the Friends of the PWRR undertake their most demanding team fundraising challenge to date. Travelling from the East to West coast of America they will maintain a continuous relay, cycling in tandem for up to 300 miles a day.
Over the course of the event they will pass through 12 states and 88 counties, starting in Annapolis and ending the journey at Santa Monica Pier. They will endure over 170,000 feet of climbs and face head winds of up to 60 Miles per hour as they cross the Kansas Plains.
In short, this is one of the toughest endurance challenges in the world. There is no other event that matches the distance, terrain or the weather. It is a true test of team spirit.
The Tigers Ride To Recovery team is made up from members of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment past and present, as well as those from our extended military family and supporters.
Jay Baldwin will be joining us as we undertake this challenge in order to replenish the funds used earlier in the year to fund his Osseointegration surgery.
He will complete the ride on a specially modified tandem hand-bike, which, together with the other tandem frames, has been generously donated by the team at Mammoth Lifestyle & Fitness.
Riders have been given the full support of their employers and families in order for them to take the two weeks needed to take part in the event. To that end we’d like to extend a thank you to everyone who is making this possible as well as Canary Wharf Group and Convergent Risks, who give us on-going support and encouragement.
We are aiming to raise in excess of £200,000 through Just Giving fundraising efforts, and we will be running a number of high profile events to raise awareness of this project. For now, please show your support for this fantastic event and those people who are undertaking it: meet the team.
Training photographs ©Gustavo del Castillo 2015