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Dr Max's Race Across America 2018

Fundraising for City in the Community Foundation
£5,370
raised of £10,000 target
by 136 supporters
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Statement on behalf of Max Sala: 

Manchester City’s Head of Sports Medicine, Dr. Max Sala,
has for the past eight days been tackling the world’s toughest bicycle race, the Race Across America, all to raise awareness and funds for City in the Community’s One City disability programme.

 To date, Max has ridden a staggering 2,000 miles, crossed five states, and raised over £80,000 going directly to the club’s foundation. 

 Over the past two days, the race has put an increasing strain on Max’s body and despite his determination, Race Officials and Max’s team have made the difficult decision to withdraw Max from the race.

 Everyone at the Club and foundation are extremely proud of Max for this phenomenal achievement and the commitment he has given to this challenge over the past three years.   

All money raised will help to create new opportunities for disabled people across Greater Manchester and continue to support City in the Community’s nine disability teams.


Daily updates: 

Day 1: First day on the bike! I have been riding for 11 hours so far, with just two five minutes breaks. 145 miles down, 2,855 miles to go!

Day 2: Today I rode through the night, temperatures hit 45 degrees as I rode through the Arizona desert during the day

Day 3: I did a 102.9 miles, cycling through the night again. Tomorrow I cross Monument Valley, leaving Arizona and cycling into Utah 

Day 4: Today was Monument valley, and I crossed into the third US state out of 12. 

Day 5: Its reached 40 degree heat now in Utah. The plan is to continue to ride through the night into Colorado. 

Day 6: With the Colorado Rockies behind me, I now face the new challenge of Colorado and Kansas plains - very high temperatures and strong crosswinds! 

Day 7: Today I hit the half way mark of 1500 miles!!! 

Follow my journey:

Follow Max on the LiveTracker here: https://trackleaders.com/raam18i.php?name=City_in_the_Community_Sky_Cycling_Team 

The full story:

Manchester City’s Head of Sports Medicine, Max Sala, will be taking on the world’s toughest cycling challenge - the Race Across America (RAAM), all to raise money for City in the Community's One Disability Programme. 

Starting in California, racers have just 12 days to cycle 3,000 miles, climb 170,000 vertical feet, cross 12 states and reach the finish line at City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland.

Providing high quality inclusive football sessions for juniors and adults with a wide range of disabilities every week, ‘OneCity’ is one of the foundation’s flagship programmes and is widely regarded as the beacon for disability football across the UK.

We need you to support Max and help him reach his fundraising target. By supporting Max you will  help change the lives of the participants on the One City Disabillity programme. 

Thank you so much for your support.

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CITY IN THE COMMUNITY IS MANCHESTER CITY’S OFFICIAL CHARITY. WE SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS GREATER MANCHESTER, BY EMPOWERING HEALTHIER LIVES THROUGH FOOTBALL. OUR PROGRAMMES SUPPORT PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING, WHILST CREATING HEALTHY FUTURES AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

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Total raised
£5,370.00
+ £768.00 Gift Aid
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£5,370.00
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