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In October 2006 I’m taking part in what promises to be a very tough physical and emotional challenge for me. A 400km ride through the Beijing region of China. I will be with 30 able bodied cyclists and I will be using equipment called a ‘Powertrike’ to participate, which can be seen in the picture below. The ride takes place over 9 days, the full itineray can be viewed by clicking the images above.
The ride is to raise funds for a UK charity called REGAIN [charity number 1030693], which is the only charity that supports tetraplegics who have sustained their injuries in sporting or leisure accidents.

Regain has helped me fund computer equipment and a powered wheelchair in the past and I would like to take part in this event and raise funds to help other tetraplegics on their waiting list who desperately need help purchasing essential equipment.

My late partner Sally Mendham who passed away in 2005 was also Regain’s Carer of the year in 2004. As my spinal cord injury happened while cycling, this challenge and fundraising means a great deal to me on a personal level.

If you or anyone you know can help me with this fundraising, please sponsor me to take part in this event, for this very
worthwhile cause. I am hoping to raise £5000 for Regain. Further pictures will be posted here after the event.
 

Donations can be made securely online at www.justgiving.com/ridechina
 

     
 

Further Information:

The REGAIN charity Website (Charity Number 1030693) www.regainsportscharity.com

Powertrike Website www.pdq.tv

Donations can be made securely online at www.justgiving.com/ridechina

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Wow! I DID IT! where do I start, what an amazing trip. A lot of hard work and very tiring but very worth it. To fact I could still take part in this sort of cycling challenge with my disability still astounds me. China was a great place to visit and we really did see all sides of chinese life over our 400km ride. The scenery and buildings were amazing but the Great Wall took my breath away. The whole event was a sea of emotion for me too as I broke my neck cycling so a lot of memories were brought back. Unfortunately my room mate who was one of the other hand cyclists called Brett had a high speed downhill crash into some rocks and ended up breaking his leg and a few cuts and bruises, we had to leave him in a beijing awaiting an operation and suitable flight home :(

Heres a couple of pictures for you to see:-

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