This week, TV adventurer and Guinness World Record Breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont unveiled his team mates at London’s Imperial War Museum.
Mark Beaumont will captain a team of injured servicemen as they embark upon the imposing Trois Etapes challenge; a three-day cycle race – 29th, 30th and 31st July – which encompasses three iconic alpine stages of the Tour de France and requires competitors to cycle over 100km per day and endure punishing uphill climbs in excess of 2,800m. Day 2 requires cyclists to take on the legendary Alpe d’Huez stage, which is both respected and feared, by professional cyclists when they compete in the Tour de France.
Three severely injured servicemen, alongside representatives of companies who are supporting the team and have become instrumental in raising funds for the charity will join Beaumont. The six-strong team will be racing against seven other teams.
The Walking The Wounded Trois Etapes Cycling Team are: Mark Beaumont, Don Maclean, Craig Preece, Rab Smedley, Simon Oldfield, Peter Latham and reservist Mike Westwell.
They were joined by Niels Bryan-Low, CEO of Cosaveli, organisers of the Trois Etapes; Fergus Williams, Operations Director of Walking With The Wounded and Rob Pendleton, Marketing Director of LDC.