The Race Across America Mind Over Matter team are doing well and on track to finish the race probably sometime on Sunday night/Monday (23/24 June) morning, they have about 950 miles still to go out of the original 3,075! Team Ethos is extremely proud to be supporting this first British female, wounded, injured and sick (WIS) team on one of the toughest bicycle endurance events in the world – the Race Across America (RAAM). Their team number is T801 and their current position can be followed on the tracker on this link.
The team are the first British female, wounded, injured and sick (WIS) team entry for the race. They have already overcome their own huge personal challenges with life changing conditions amongst them, including paralysis, amputations, spinal-chord injuries, strokes and PTSD. Many of them are either currently serving, or are veterans of the UK military. They are supported by 11 crew members from both civilian and serving, or veteran, HM Forces communities.
The Cyclists, ‘Mind Over Matter’:
- Anna Pollock (36) – RAF veteran medical assistant from Middlesbrough (Adaptive)
- Francie Clarkson (57) – Founder patron of Help For Heroes from Oxfordshire
- Linda Chen (58) – Retired NHS nurse, from Worcester (Adaptive)
- Margaret Jenkins (68) – Retired businesswoman from Carmarthenshire (Adaptive)
- Nerys Pearce (36) – Army veteran from Reading (Adaptive)
- Sally Orange (45) – Serving Army Reserve physiotherapist from Staffordshire (Adaptive)
- Sarah Hulme (33) – Civilian pharmacy technician from East Yorkshire (Adaptive)
- Tara Robertson (44) – Army veteran from Reading (Adaptive)
We have just received the message below from team captain and founder of Mind Over Matter, Major Sally Orange expressing her thanks to Team Ethos sponsors.
I’d just like to say a big thankyou to Team Ethos who have been right behind us from the very beginning …. we really wouldn’t be here without them in this challenge of cycling across America.
Why not follow the blog of their journey so far. GO TEAM!
MOM riders prepare to descend the Glass Elevator