Twenty members from 11 EOD Regt RLC are taking on a truly epic challenge that has never been attempted before. Together they aim to cycle 1,500 miles (2,414km) from 11 to 26 June 2017, all in the name of the Felix Fund.
The amazing team comprises athletes who are cycling the entire 15-day route –and, for certain stages of the trip, some guest appearances. The ambitious European odyssey, which aims to complete 100 miles a day, starts in Edinburgh, Scotland and travels through the UK, stopping at Catterick, Chester, Nottingham, Ashchurch, Tidworth, Aldershot, Northolt, Colchester, Shorncliffe, before heading over to France and culminating in Bielefeld in north-west Germany.
Riders include Clive Smith, an ex-Sapper who will be using a hand-bike. Clive lost both legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Last year, with support from Felix Fund he travelled to Australia for pioneering surgery to enable him to walk with prosthetics.
The tour will pass through all Troops where security clearance has been given (unfortunately Northern Ireland is therefore not possible).
This challenge would not have been possible without the support provided by Kirintec, who are underwriting all costs. It is also rumoured that one of their directors may be cycling a leg or two!
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