The Adaptive Sports Club decided to undertake the challenge of travelling the distance to all of the Help for Heroes recovery centres in the UK in 24hrs.
This required the team to cover a total distance of 1350km between 1000L 2 May – 1000L 3 May 18.
Using just hand bikes and recumbent bikes, the team, along with individuals from across the station, aimed to hit their target as quickly as possible. They absolutely powered through, hitting the 1350km by 2230, just 12 ½ hours into the challenge. Not being one to back away from a challenge, the team decided to extend their target allowing them to utilise the full 24hrs. They decided to continue their journey across the channel into France, visiting the main battle sites. This added a further 960km to the original target. With the help of the RAF Wyton Gym Staff and personnel across the station through the night, the team managed to hit their extended target with just 20 minutes to go! The team kept powering on through right until the 24hr mark, meeting a staggering 2262km by 1000L. This total exceeded the extended target by 50km. This was an amazing achievement for the members of the Adaptive Sports Club, despite all have varying injuries that prevent us from taking part in normal sports.
We would like to say a big thank you to the following people:
Sharron and the chef for sorting out some lovely food to sustain us during the event. Without it food runs would have been required and would have struggled to meet the target. Mr Simon Richards (SSG), Fran Mcconachie, Jon Hill, Craig Hamilton, FS Julian Thorne, David Loose, Cpl Luke Proctor, SAC Stu May to name a few, who not only did many stints, but came to visit us during the twilight hours to spur us on and do further shifts on the hand bikes. The Photo section for not only taking some shots before and after the event, but for their encouragement during the event. Lastly Cpl Andrew Murphy, as not only did he do an hour stint before and after his shifts, but also for providing the biggest donation on the day. Help For Heroes would also like to say a big thank you to Cpl Murphy for such a generous donation. Donations are still coming in, but as of Monday 7 May 18, we stand at over £900 raised for H4H. In the meantime, thank you again to all who came and supported, visited and took part in our charity event.