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
to donate please go to:

Posted on June 14, 2011

Hi. all


Posted on June 13, 2011

Wheels In Motion As Strategic Lions embark On 3,000 Mile American Bike Challenge
Damian has only 5 days to go before he takes part in a staggering 3,000 mile charity cycle challenge, Race Across America, one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges, to raise funds for Help for Heroes.   
The gruelling challenge, which starts on the 18th June, will see the elite riders mentor the novice riders as they pedal non-stop from California to Maryland in a bid to break the current world relay team record, which stands at 5 days, 9 hours.  One of the most respected and longest running annual endurance events, the race will see the team cycle 3,000 miles non-stop throughout the nights, touching 14 states and climbing over 100,000 feet.  Regarded as one of the pinnacles of sporting accomplishment and seen globally as the highest rung of the endurance sports ladder, the race is 30 per cent longer than the Tour de France, with no rest days.
The team are well on the way to raising the target of £30,000 for Help For Heroes, the charity formed to help those wounded serving in operational conflicts since 9/11, which is currently raising funds to build five Personnel Recovery Centres across the UK.   To ensure supporters back home can keep up with their progress, the team will be writing a daily blog
and to track the team’s progress visit

Posted on June 13, 2011

Damian will be fitted with a tracking device when he races across America. This will enable spectators and friends to follow their favourite cyclists in the race.

The MyAthlete Tracking System will be used that will provide real time tracking of location, speeds and history of competitors.

Posted on June 01, 2011