The Trois Etapes 2013 Walking With The Wounded Team will be Broadcast on Channel 4 on Saturday the 24th August at 6.55am and on Channel 4 + 1 at 7.55am.
The 1-hour documentary follows the stories of determination across 15 charity teams of amateur riders, each with one pro cyclist, as they work together to race for real cash.
The coverage will be presented by Layla Anna-Lee, who is best known as the voice for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
The event included a 5km Prologue and two timed high mountain stages, including Col de l’Iseran, the highest mountain pass in the Alps. The race is designed to incentivise tactical team riding.
The Walking With The Wounded team lead by Round The World cyclist Mark Beaumont saw the great effort of the team. Key member 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, fought back from this to become an accomplished competitive cyclist winning a Gold and Silver in the 2011 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships.
Walking With The Wounded would like to take this opportunity to extend its thanks to the title sponsor of the Trois Etapes 2013 the private equity LDC as well as the other team sponsors EDM, Forrest and MAMA & COMPANY.
Huge thanks to Goldman Sachs Gives which has, once again, offered to fund a prize pool of for the 15 charity teams.
Listen to Terry Byrne’s voice diary as he extends his thanks to Goldman Sachs Gives for their support.
“Fantastic event…huge effort from the team…great leadership from Mark Beaumont…great to see £10,730 prize money donated by Goldman Sachs Gives to fund the retraining of wounded service men and women like me, assisting their transition into a post-military career” –
– Terry Byrne
Donations can still be made to support this great cause by clicking here.