The team started the race at 22.00 pm on Saturday. Damian has put in his first stints on the bike and achieveed his planned times.

We are waiting for the first action shots.

Posted on June 20, 2011

Up and assembling bike before dawn this am. Issues with rooms meant that team B had a night in the RV. Nice and new though and just run in at 83k miles, not like the 500k one we had last year! Good night apart from rummaging around in the dark looking for a bleeping smoke detector with a low battery. 20 second intervals between bleeps: I counted it a hundred times! 
Everyone gelling as a team and we are almost looking forward to our official inspection in a few hour's time. 
A real sense of excitement and positive tension is building. The team's organisation is nothing short of superb, every single person stepping up; there has to be a special mention though for the architects Chief Danisz and Megamind Wingo Watson. 

Posted on June 20, 2011

Damian has landed and is getting together with the team to go over all the plans, bikes, safety, routing etc.etc. With just two days to go the adrenalin is pumping and everyone can't wait to start.

The title of this blog is the link to track their progress. This time next week they will be tired but satisfied with their fantastic achievement.

Posted on June 16, 2011

Damian rang us from the plane just prior to take off and we were able to tell him that all of his friends, colleagues and patients have so far committed £5690 towards the Help For Hero's Charity. Thats a lot riding with him all the way accross the USA.

We will publish the tracking link on Friday so that you can watch Damian and the team complete their journey.

Posted on June 15, 2011

 
Dear All
We fly on Wednesday morning.
Race starts Saturday 1400 Pacific time
 
which is 8 hours behind, so most of you will be going to bed!
We will be busy
 
with briefings and inspections on Thursday and Friday, not to mention setting
 
up the bikes.
You can follow progress via our website, including a live
 
tracking system:
 
If you would
like
to donate please go to:
Damian

Posted on June 14, 2011