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As many of you will know, we are entering the 2010 Race Across America - 3010 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland.

Months of preparation and thousands of hard miles of training come to a head on 12 June, when we start on what should be an amazing non-stop week or so (depending on how quickly the team can ride) of hard riding, sleep deprivation, wind, sun, heat, uphill, downhill, washing, cooking, cleaning, laundry, driving, navigating, communicating, etc (you get the drift).

It's only thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Survitec Group, EPIC Performance Improvement and the RAF Sports Lottery that we are going. Without their support, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity would not be happening.

As well as our own personal and team challenge we are raising awareness and funds for Help for Heroes (www.helpforheroes.org.uk) , a charity which supports wounded UK soldiers.

"It’s about the blokes, our men and women of the Armed Forces. It’s about Derek, a rugby player who has lost both his legs, it’s about Carl whose jaw is wired up so he has been drinking through a straw. It’s about Richard who was handed a mobile phone as he lay on the stretcher so he could say goodbye to his wife. It’s about Ben, it’s about Steven and Andy and Mark, it’s about them all. They are just blokes but they are our blokes; they are our heroes. We want to help our heroes."

We will also be competing for the RAAM Military Cup alongside a US military team who are raising money for the USA equivalent of Help for Heroes, called the Wounded Warrior Project.

Any amount of money you can afford to give would be very greatly appreciated and we thank you kindly.

During the race, we will be blogging and posting daily photos and videos. You can follow our progess at www.raf-ultra.co.uk

 

 

Raising money for

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

Charity Registration No. 1120920

Help for Heroes supports our wounded. Help for Heroes provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Donations 59

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John, belated donation and hope you make the whole journey next time

Donation by Stuart Mitchell on 22/08/10

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Peter - well done and good luck for the future. P.S. sorry it's a bit late!!!

Donation by Paul Sharvin on 11/08/10

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Well done John and the team, sorry the donation is a little after the event. Hope it's not too long John before you are n a bike again. Karen xx

Donation by Karen Burgess on 26/07/10

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Congratulations Louise, amazing adventure & can't wait to hear all about it.

Donation by Sarah, Will, Emma & Ewan on 05/07/10

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Well done Louise for your hard work, i'm sure you enjoyed every minute of it. Hope you're getting some rest & enjoying time with the boys? Love mum

Donation by Inga on 05/07/10

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Well done Pete & all the Team. Sorry it has taken longer for us to donate than it did for you to actually complete the race!!!

Donation by Iain, Sam & all at AcQuest on 05/07/10

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Matt you and you crew deserve all the praise for such a worthy cause. Well done.

Donation by Philip Steer on 02/07/10

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John, hope you are not feeling too stiff. Well Done

Donation by Steven Burgess on 23/06/10

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Well done Pete - proud of what you achieved.

Donation by Kathryn Bryant on 23/06/10

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It was great to see you at David's wedding and Richi and I were both majorly impressed with your proposed bike trip - we wish you the best of luck. xx

Donation by Joanne Birnbaum on 21/06/10

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Well done. A fantastic achievement and a great cause.

Donation by Dr Nick Wilson on 20/06/10

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Keep right on to the end of the road....

Donation by Paul and Karen Seddon on 18/06/10

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Boys and Lou very proud of you all, remember i dont see patients anymore with your blisters and sore *** love Barbara the Nurse

Donation by Barbara Bruce on 14/06/10

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Ride well guys. Every turn of the pedal counts.

Donation by Chris Lewis-Smith on 11/06/10

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Good luck John! To quote some local wisdom from over there: 'Your ass is toast!'

Donation by Mark Hooper on 10/06/10

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We admire your fitness and tenacity John. We wish you well for the entire journey. Well done! Fred and Christine Noden

Donation by Frederick Noden on 10/06/10

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This is marvellous and in a great cause.

Donation by Anne at Hairs & Graces on 07/06/10

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Good Luck to everyone

Donation by Andy and Charlotte Kutarski on 07/06/10

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Good luck to Mat and the rest of the team.

Donation by Lisa Sutton on 07/06/10

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Good luck Mat and all the team. We will keep you in our prays. xx Ian, Helen, and Boys.

Donation by Ian & Helen Wilcox on 06/06/10

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John, good luck with your ride across America and best wishes to the whole team. We'll be thinking of you. Love, Denis and Yvonne

Donation by Denis Trevor on 06/06/10

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Peter, wishing you and the team every success. We will be thinking about you. Lots of love from us in Switzerland;-) Jennifer, Toni, Rory and Conor x

Donation by Jennifer Willi on 06/06/10

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Safe journey Paul and good luck to everyone, hope you win.

Donation by William and Lexy Dunning on 06/06/10

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How can such an unassuming guy be such an athletic nut? Good luck from Nick and Caroline

Donation by Nicholas Meyrick on 06/06/10

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Good luck!!

Donation by Joanne Parry-Sutcliffe on 05/06/10

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,395.00
  • Offline donations£135.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,530.00
  • Gift Aid£310.26

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