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Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes RAAM 2017

In 2017 a Help for Heroes team of eight wounded, injured & sick service personnel will take on one of the world’s toughest cycling events, the epic 3081 mile Race Across America (RAAM).
£39,962
raised of £100,000 target
by 1177 supporters
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Closed on 26/08/2017
RCN 1120920 (England & Wales) and SC044984 (Scotland)

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The RAAM is the world’s preeminent and longest running endurance cycling race. It’s considered by many to be the one of the world’s toughest endurance cycling events. Starting in Oceanside, California competitors pass through 12 states, covering over 3081 miles and climb in excess of 170,000 feet before finishing in Annapolis, Maryland.

In 2012, Team Battle Back completed the RAAM in a time of seven days, seven hours and 38 minutes. The Help for Heroes team intends to beat this time and complete the RAAM in under seven days. This will be no small feat as the team will need to maintain an average speed of over 18.3 mph covering a minimum of 440 miles a day.

Please support the team as they prepare to push themselves to the limit both physically and mentally in the pursuit of finishing the RAAM in under seven days.  

Read more about the team at on our site and follow their progress here: @H4H_Cycling

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Help for Heroes

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RCN 1120920 (England & Wales) and SC044984 (Scotland)
Veterans & their families face their toughest battles yet. Painful injuries. Mental trauma. Disability. Isolation. Our life-changing services support them. From physical & mental health care, to help with welfare & medical needs. Your fundraising ensures they get this specialist support for life.

Donation summary

Total raised
£39,961.97
+ £5,906.89 Gift Aid
Online donations
£31,001.09
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£4,671.73
Donations via fundraisers
£35,290.24

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