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The Walking With The Wounded Trois Etapes team is embarking on four days of fierce Alpine bike riding. The aim is simple: to raise as much money as possible for Walking With The Wounded to help in the re-training and re-education of wounded service personnel.
A key member of the team is Terry Byrne who, whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2008, was injured by an IED which resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee. He fought back from his injuries to become an accomplished competitive cyclist winning a Gold and Silver in the 2011 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships. He and the rest of the team of able-bodied cyclists are lead by adventurer and broadcaster Mark Beaumont.
Listen to the voice diary of Guy Disney as he wishes luck to the Trois Etapes Team ahead of their gruelling climb in the Alps.
Guy Disney, Team Glenfiddich member for the South Pole Allied Challenge, shares a similar injury to Terry, after being injured in July 2009 whilst on patrol in Babaji. Guys’ troop came under heavy and sustained small arms fire from a well-concealed enemy ambush site. After being hit by a rocket propelled grenade his right leg had to be amputated below the knee.
Please click here to support the Trois Etapes team with a donation, to fund the re-training and re-education of wounded service personnel.