After a long and comprehensive selection process, 18 Members have been chosen from more than 60 applicants to represent Blesma in Race Across America…
The team will attempt to ride 3,000 miles between the USA’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Along the way, they will cross 12 states, climb the Rockies and Appalachians, and take on scorching deserts where temperatures can reach 45 degrees Celcius. The race will get underway on Saturday the 20th June 2020
Jess March, Blesma Activities Manager, commented: “Having an all Blesma team is something we’ve always wanted to achieve. Individuals were chosen who haven’t had an opportunity to take part in something like this before, and who we felt could give the necessary time and passion to the event.
“Those selected were prepared to be either cyclists or support crew, so their Team spirit was an important factor in their selection.”
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.
You can learn more about the Race Across America by watching the video below.