On Friday 12th May, two Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Margaret Biggs (aka Leggz of LimbLine) and Wyn Jenkins, both lower limb amputees, will set off on the start of a 200-mile Tandem Challenge down the vertical axis of Wales.
They will be riding a tandem kindly provided by County Cycles of Llanelli, Wales, who will also be acting as back-up support.
(A link to the Douglas Bader Foundation Website where you will find more information about this challenge and useful downloadable links can be found at the bottom of this article.)
Maggz and Wyn will leave Holyhead on Friday morning and intend to ride victorious into the Mumbles at the end of their gruelling challenge on the 15th April and will be staying en route at Porthmadog, Machynlleth and Lampeter. We don’t have anticipated times yet but this and other information will be published on the Douglas Bader Foundation Website when we have it.
Team Bader Tandem Challenge Wales came into being to raise awareness of and funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation and Maggz and Wyn would be very grateful for your support either with direct funding, which can be done through their JustGiving Page or in person by cheering them on their way.
Team Bader is a new venture for the Douglas Bader Foundation and, we hope, the acorn which may sprout multiple oaks. Team Bader is intended to inspire and encourage amputees and other disabled to get involved with a sport and support them once they are involved so that they can experience the many physical and psychological benefits that go hand-in-hand with sporting activity.
You will find more information, a route map and useful downloadable links on the DBF Website. Please do support this worthy challenge which is raising money for a very worthwhile cause.
* Team Bader Tandem Challenge Wales JustGiving Page *
Link to story on DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION WEBSITE
* You can now read a Blog by Wyn Jenkins about his training a preparation for the challenge on the Douglas Bader Website. Please click on the link to visit the page. It makes inspiring reading…..Tags: amputees, County Cycles, Douglas Bader, Douglas Bader Foundation, LimbLine, lower limb amputees, Margaret Biggs, Tandem Challenge, Tandem Challenge Wales, Team Bader, Wyn Jenkins