The BIG Cycle - to the rooftop of the world
The ultimate 28 day ‘BIG CYCLE’ from Lhasa – Kathmandu.
A team of enthusiastic cyclists will complete the ultimate 28 day ‘BIG CYCLE’ from Lhasa – Kathmandu, to reach the rooftop of the world!
From 14 June – 11 July 2013, the BIG CYCLE team will undertake the gruelling challenge of climbing ten Himalayan Range Passes (of which five are over 5,000 metres in height); all in the name of cycling so others can walk.
To achieve their goal, team members have committed a year of their lives to an intensive training schedule and fundraising challenge. While this sounds punishing, the team’s biggest obstacle will undoubtedly be the silent hazard - altitude sickness - something completely out of their control.
The aim is to raise a substantial amount of money for The CatWalk Trust. Our motivated BIG CYCLE team is passionate about showing that if you DARE TO DREAM...YOU WILL SUCCEED!!
Some will raise a little, some a lot, but the common goal is to make a real and significant difference to spinal cord injury research.
Three C6-7 tetraplegics, Catriona Williams, Neil Cudby (pictured left) and Rob Creagh; have stepped up to the challenge to complete the challenge on a handcycle. Flanked by friends CatWalk Ambassador - Penny Barnett, CatWalk Trustee - Scott Malcolm, Catriona’s husband Sam, SCIN CEO - Stephanie Williams, Michael Weston, Kris Male, Jack Holmes and Stuart Laughton - CatWalk supporters, Team Doctor - Piotr Szawarski, and three carers who are there to help but also to push personal boundaries…..the BIG CYCLE team is not to be underestimated! To read about the team click here
“...clearly they’re not only physically challenged to take on this adventure!!!
But like a cure for SCI, with a great team, the impossible becomes possible.”
Richie McCaw, CatWalk National Patron
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