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Magnus Backstedt

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£8,805raised of £10,000 target by 161 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to donate to British Military charities by competing in the Race Across America 2019. 3000+ miles, 5 days. All donations go to the charity.

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Magnus Backstedt , ex pro cyclist is embarking upon one of the toughest endurance events in the world; the Race Across America. He is taking 7 amateur cyclists along for the ride. Building them up from keen amateurs to the point of not only competing but attempting to win the 8 person team category. Over 3000 miles, 5.5 days....ish

This challenge was conceived in 2018, the centenary year of the end of World War 1. This poignant event has encouraged the team to raise money for a number of military charities. A small thank you for the sacrifices that the men and woman of our armed forces have made and continue to make on behalf of our country.

The team has been very lucky with its corporate sponsorship, bikes and equipment have been provided by Specialized . Various other organisations have assisted with flights and freight. This leaves us in a privileged position where all fund raising can go directly to the teams chosen charities.

On behalf of the team and all those supporting the attempt, we would like to express our deepest thanks for any donation you could make to help us reach our goal and support our military.

Follow the team through their challenge, Instagram #backstedt_racing_project_14 #iamspecialized

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  • Magnus Backstedt13 days ago
    Magnus Backstedt

    Magnus Backstedt

    13 days ago

    Freight is on its way, final physical tests complete. The team will fly on Saturday to begin the final two weeks of this amazing journey. Please keep spreading the word and help raise sponsorship for the charity. Follow the team on INSTAGRAM (Backstedt_racing_project_14) Thanks everyone 👍🏼

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  • Magnus Backstedt16 days ago
    Magnus Backstedt

    Magnus Backstedt

    16 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far. 12 days to go and nearly 50% there on the projected sponsorship. Please keep spreading the word 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Page last updated on: 6/19/2019 10.33



  • Selina Potter

    Selina Potter

    Jun 19, 2019

    Good luck Mat and team - you're nearly there!


  • Steve Edwards

    Steve Edwards

    Jun 19, 2019

    Good luck Magnus and team!




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  • Paul Frewin-Smith

    Paul Frewin-Smith

    Jun 19, 2019

    Mad, just mad the lot of you - best of luck, an amazing feat.


  • Alice Lane

    Alice Lane

    Jun 18, 2019

    Great to follow the team on the live tracker on the RAAM website. You are doing brilliantly and well over half way now, keep those legs turning. A fantastic effort for a great charity.


  • Anonymous


    Jun 18, 2019

    Great job, great teamwork, great cause.


  • Clare


    Jun 18, 2019

    Go for it guys! Respect.Hope you all get really bad tan lines...🤣


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