Team Bader News

DBF Ambassador Wyn Jenkins Supporting Cycling Team in the Race Across America (RAAM) 2019

Our wonderful DBF Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, whose brainchild was the incredibly enjoyable and successful Dambuster Bike Ride, which he organised and ran brilliantly for the past 3 years before retiring the event on a high, is now approaching cycling from another perspective. Keen cyclists Wyn and his wife Marg are going to swap riding for driving… View Article

Dambusters Cycle Ride 2018 – The Last and The Best

Sunday 13th May saw the 3rd and, very sadly, the last Dambusters Cycle Ride, set off from Coleg Sir Gâr in perfect cycling conditions on what was, fittingly, the 75th Anniversary of the original Dambusters Raid. Listening intently to Wyn’s pre-ride speech in Coleg Sir Gâr Before the event started, DBF Ambassador and event organiser,… View Article

A Reminder About the Dambusters Cycle Ride

SUNDAY 13th MAY 2018, 9.00am Coleg Sir Gar, Gelli Aur Campus, Llandeilo, SA32 8NJ The 3rd Dambusters Cycle Ride is approaching fast. This beautiful ride is rapidly becoming a favourite in the cycling calendar. It’s certainly a DBF favourite! Organised by DBF Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, this wonderful event raises funds jointly for the DBF and… View Article

On the Road with Bikemumk – a New Website Cycling Realm

We’re grateful to Eric who has contacted us to let us know about Bikemunk, a new website cycling realm, which he thought could provide useful and helpful information for all our cycling enthusiasts. While a USA based Website, it’s packed with helpful articles on everything from nutrition to bike comparisons, and advice which is just… View Article

The Dambusters Cycle Ride

Thanks to the commitment and determination of our wonderful Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, the Damusters will ride again in 2018! The ride will take place this year on Sunday 13th May, which is very auspicious as it will be the actual date of the 75th Anniversary of the famous World War 2 Dambuster Raids! Now in… View Article

How do Bike Gears Work – a must read for all cyclists out there…

We’re very grateful to Diane Cunnings, who is on the content team at Biking Expert, for contacting us with an article that she felt would be useful to our cycling enthusiast or would be cyclist readers. While being comprehensive and very useful guide to bike gears and how they work, this article, written by her… View Article

Team Bader Cycling Notification – British Cycling Para Hub Race Day Opportunity

DBF Ambassador and Team Bader Cycling co-founder, Maggz Biggs, has notified us about a new cycling event for your calendar.  If you’d like to take part and, even better, take part as a member of Team Bader Cycling, please contact us for more information and we can send you a DBF T Shirt for your… View Article

How to Prevent Your Bike From Being Stolen

Freelance Writer, Jonas Greene, who sent us his excellent article on Cycling Safety, has sent a link to another excellent and informative article on how to prevent your bicycle from being stolen. Full of useful tips, this Direct Line article is a must-read if you want to be as sure as possible of protecting your… View Article

How to Choose a Bike According to Science – 10 Factors…

Our thanks to Jenn of Jen Reviews for sending in the useful and informative Blog Post. She had come across our DamBusters article on the Douglas Bader Foundation website and thought her post may be helpful to amputees and other riders with disabilities in helping them to choose a bike on which to launch (or… View Article

DamBrilliant DamBusters! (Now with video link)

On the night of 16-17 May 1943, Wing Commander Guy Gibson led 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force on an audacious bombing raid to destroy three dams in the Ruhr valley, the industrial heartland of Germany. The mission was codenamed Operation ‘Chastise’. The dams were fiercely protected. Torpedo nets in the water stopped underwater attacks… View Article

DamBusters Takes off a Week Today! Entries Close at Midnight…

The 2nd DamBusters Cycle Ride, back by popular demand following the huge success of the inaugural ride last year, will take place next Sunday, 14th May. As final numbers have to be with the college caterers tomorrow, entries close at midnight tonight with absolutely no exception! You’ve still got time to enter for this wonderful… View Article

The DamBuster Cycle Ride is Less Than a Month Away

The DamBuster Cycle Ride, organised by Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, will take place this year on Sunday 14th May. Places for this thoroughly enjoyable event are limited to 300 and are going fast but there is still time to reserve yours if you act quickly. It promises to be another memorable day (especially if… View Article

2017 British Cycling Federation Disability Hub Dates

  DBF Ambassador and keen and very proficient cyclist, Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, has sent us the forthcoming disability hub dates as supplied by the British Cycling Federation. British Cycling Disability Hub Sessions British Cycling Disability Hubs are sessions delivered on a monthly basis at traffic-free facilities across the country to enable riders to have a… View Article

Dambusters Ride Again!

The Dambusters Cycle Ride 2017 will be held on Sunday 14th May and is going to be even bigger and better than the inaugural event last year! 2016’s themed ride was a resounding success and, for those of you who managed to miss it, you can read about it HERE! We were fortunate enough to be… View Article
Upcoming British Cycling disability hub session dates

Upcoming British Cycling disability hub session dates

Please see information below regarding the upcoming disability hub dates nationwide as provided by British Cycling. British Cycling Disability Hub Sessions Feeling inspired from a fantastic summer of sport? Then why not get down to your local British Cycling disability hub session and try para-cycling? British Cycling’s qualified coaches are on hand to provide advice,… View Article

A Brand New DBF Musial Venture & Opportunity – Team Bader Music is Born…..

The DBF is proud and delighted to announce a new initiative – BADER’S BIG BAND!! If you’re disabled, sing or play an instrument and would like to try playing as part of a team in a Big Band, now is your chance! CALLING ALL “INSPIRATIONAL” DISABLED MUSICIANS We want to hear from you! Bader’s Big Band… View Article

Dambuster Cycle Ride – what a triumph!

What a fantastic day we had on Sunday 15th for the Dambuster Cycle Ride, organised and run by DBF Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, with the able support of his wife, Marg and all involved with the wonderful CMC Cycling Club, Llandeilo. Many congratulations to Wyn for putting on such a fantastic, uplifting event and also to… View Article

DamBusters Cycle Ride imminent. Sign up now!

CMC Llandeilo Cycling Club, in association with The Douglas Bader Foundation are promoting the Dambuster Cycle Ride to commemorate the famous raids on the dams in Germany that took place on the 16 & 17 May 1943 and which accelerated the end of WW2. There’s now less than 2 weeks to go until this epic… View Article

Stumps and Cranks…

…well you had to read on after that heading! All you amputee cyclists and would-be amputee cyclists will be delighted to learn that we have it on good authority that the long-awaited “Stumps and Cranks – A Beginner’s Dream” will be published this spring. Designed to be read by adults and older children or families… View Article

Team Bader, Cranfield – KD Report

Keith Delderfield and his wife, Jess, joined David Bickers to provide DBF support for the heroic Team Bader Amputees at the Cranfield Time Trials on Sunday. It must have made a nice change for Keith to write about a Cycling Event!! Here is his great report on what was a hugely successful day for Team… View Article

Great 2015 Finale for Team Bader!

Sunday 13th saw the last race in the RTTC Classic Series Paracycling Events. It took place at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, with the HQ at Cranfield University Sports/Fitness Centre over a distance of 20 miles comprising of 2 laps of 10m. As those of you who have been following the progress of Team Bader will know, Time Trials provide a very… View Article

Team Bader Superb at Triathlon

Team Bader performed superbly at the AJ Bell London Triathlon last weekend (8th/9th August) despite having to compete with the heat as well as the other competitors. Heroic Team Bader at the AJ Bell London Triathlon You can click on the link below to download and read Keith Delderfield’s great report but we’re sure you’ll… View Article

Team Bader at London Triathlon

TEAM BADER AMPUTEES TAKE ON AJ BELL LONDON TRIATHLON 8th – 9th August 2015 Encouraged by our first successful 2014 entry in the London Triathlon as THE ONLY AMPUTEE TEAM to participate and the results achieved, Team Bader decided to create a presence of amputees this year and invite other amputee related charities to participate… View Article

Team Bader Make History

(Click on the logo to visit the Website) The Merlin Sportive – Sunday 28th July 2015 We were delighted and very proud to learn recently that County Cycles (Merlin Cycle Sports) of Cross Hands, who provided such invaluable support for our inaugural Team Bader Cycling Challenge, The Tandem Challenge Wales, almost 3 years ago now,… View Article

Team Bader Cycling – 50-Miler

Team Bader Cycling, represented by the indomitable Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, took part in the recent National Championship 50 Mile Time Trial. Below the picture of this amazing lady in dynamic action is her report of the event. Team Bader Cycling goes for the National Championship 50 mile Time Trial medal. An event where everyone starts… View Article

Maggz for Team Bader Amputees!

DBF Ambassador and co-founder of Team Bader Cycling, Maggi (Maggz) Biggs, will be taking part in another gruelling Time Trial Event this Sunday. This one, being 50 miles, is even more gruelling than most…Maggz will again be representing Team Bader Amputees and will be the only amputee competing. This raising awareness of amputee cyclists is… View Article

Jonny Ackroyd – TT in N Yorkshire

If you’re thinking of having a go at a time trial, just go for it and see what you’re made of! Jonny Ackroyd The destination for my second time trial was Dishforth in North Yorkshire. The event had no para cycling category, Maggz and I were the only para cyclists there and were just mixed… View Article

Team Bader Amputees-Yorkshire

Team Bader Amputees representatives, Maggie Biggs and Jonny Ackroyd, will be taking part in a 25-mile Time Trial event this weekend. The event will take place on Saturday 23rd and the course runs twice round a 12.5m circuit on the A6055 N Yorkshire. Not only is it a long way but Time Trialling has its own challenges;… View Article

First Time Trial for Jonny

We are delighted to report a very welcome new recruit to Team Bader Amputees. Jonny Ackroyd took part in his first Time Trial event at Bassenthwaite on 3rd May. He acquitted himself admirably and, now that he has been taken under the wing of the indomitable Maggz, will go from strength to strength. In fact I… View Article

Team Bader Amputees in the news

Team Bader Amputees are in the news again thanks to DBF Ambassador, Maggie Biggs. Amputee Maggie (aka Maggz) competed in the BDCA 25 where she achieved an excellent PB (Personal Best). She will be adding her own report in due course but, for now, here is the latest news from the Cycling Time Trials Website…. View Article

Team Bader Amputee Reports

Representing Team Bader Amputees, our 2 Paracyclist Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Maggie Biggs, have been taking part in Cycling Time Trials. Wyn, an above knee amputee, and Maggie, a below knee amputee, have been turning in some impressive performances, sometimes in the face of severe adversity be it weather- or saddle-related! Here are a couple… View Article

Team Bader Success at Uttoxeter

Competing for Team Bader Amputees (officially registered with the CTT – Cycling Time Trials – last year) Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Maggi Biggs put up excellent times in their respective Cycling Time Trials at Uttoxeter on Sunday. Wyn, an above knee amputee, is new to the discipline but managed to achieve an average… View Article

Team Bader Cycling Schedule

The Team Bader Cycling programme for 2015 is underway with Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, below knee amputee, Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, and above knee amputee, Wyn Jenkins, already taking part in cycling Time Trials. We would love more amputees and other disabled to join Team Bader Cycling so that they can reap the physical, psychological and social benefits… View Article

Team Bader Cycling off the blocks

Team Bader Cycling has launched its 2015 programme in style with Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Margaret “Maggz” Biggs and Wyn Jenkins both turning in great performances in Time Trials events last weekend. Maggz a below knee amputee and Wyn an above knee amputee cycle under the banner of Team Bader Amputees, now an officially affiliated… View Article

DBF Ambassador gets honoured

CTT CHAMPIONS’ NIGHT – Saturday 17th January 2015 On Saturday evening representatives of the Douglas Bader Foundation had the honour of attending the Cycling Time Trials (CTT)’s Champions Night Dinner to honour the inspirational achievements of our DBF Ambassador, Margaret “Maggz” Biggs. Maggz has been a cycling enthusiast and competitor for most of her life but was… View Article

The Bader Flame Burns Again!!

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Unstoppable DBF Ambassador Margaret Biggs in the news again!!

Inspirational DBF Ambassador, Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, has hit the headlines again in a glowing report published in the Southport Visitor. There’s no stopping Maggz now as she goes from strength to strength. She’s already looking forward to new challenges in 2015… As most of you will know, Maggz not only created and launched Team Bader… View Article

Margaret Biggs going from strength to strength in Cycling Time Trials

Inspirational DBF Ambassador, below-knee amputee Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, is back in the saddle with a vengeance and going from strength to strength in her time trials having recently completed 100 miles in less than 5 hours – an incredible achievement. This was reported in the Southport Visitor and you can read the full article below…. View Article

100 Mile Time Trial Achievement

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Margaret Biggs' 100 mile achievement for Team Bader Cycling

Margaret Biggs' 100 mile achievement for Team Bader Cycling

Our wonderful Ambassador, Margaret (Maggz) Biggs, is going from strength to strength in her Time Trials and has just completed her latest – a 100 mile challenge! This is an extraordinary achievement for Maggz, a below-knee amputee, who is now beating her own previous best times. As these were set many moons ago(!), this is… View Article

Would you be afraid to support the DBF?!

THE SPOOKIEST CHALLENGE AROUND! Be afraid – be very afraid…Fright Hikes are here! Would you be afraid to undertake a 30km Hike through some of the spookiest woods in England at Hallowe’en in support of the Douglas Bader Foundation? If not – read on… * You can find out more about Fright Hike by clicking… View Article

Team Bader! Great results in London Triathlon 2014 (with athletes’ personal reports, photos, videos, news story and more…)

A truly amazing effort by our Triathletes in the London Triathlon 2014. All 3 teams consisting of Wyn Jenkins (DBF Ambassador), Maggz Biggs (DBF Ambassador), Helen Chapman, Tessa Barfield, Mark “Buff” Barfield, Tim Delderfield, Lloyd James, Mark Allison and Sophie Delderfield and our Individual Competitor, Marg Jenkins, were superb and couldn’t have given more with… View Article

Best of luck to our Triathletes!

The London Triathlon weekend is almost upon us and our brave Triathletes will all be heading off to their various weekend bases ready to take part. I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing them all the very best of luck, success and an enjoyable and fulfilling weekend. Don’t forget it’s not too late to support… View Article

The Triathlon is almost upon us – PLEASE Support our Brave Competitors

The London Triathlon will take place this coming weekend! Not much time left to prepare and our competitors are all raring to go!   The DBF is very proud to be fielding 3 teams, one consisting entirely of leg amputees, and one solo competitor for this iconic event.   OUR TEAMS: 1) Wyn Jenkins (swim),… View Article

Congratulations and thanks to The House of Yoga, Putney, who have enabled a new venture for the DBF!

A very big thank you to Natalie, Emma and Jason, of the House of Yoga in Putney who earlier this year selected the Douglas Bader Foundation as the charity they wished to support. Over the last few months attendees of their community classes have had the class fee paid with the proceeds going to support… View Article

Support for DBF in London Triathlon!

(Please click on the logo above to visit the London Triathlon Website.) The London Triathlon will take place on the 2nd and 3rd August. The event is approaching fast and our DBF representatives will soon be putting their months of training to the test.  The London Triathlon is the world’s biggest and most iconic triathlon,… View Article

Team Bader Triumphs! Handicapped Rider Wins Handicap!!

We are proud and delighted to announce that DBF Ambassador, Margaret Biggs, has taken Team Bader Cycling up a notch. Breaking News: “Team Bader Amputee rider, Maggz, wins best placed lady on handicap time. Her time of 1 hr 9 mins 54 secs for the 25 Mile Time Trial in a field of 120 able-bodied… View Article

Team Bader Amputees – 3rd in Time Trials! New photos in.

Huge congratulations to our own Margaret Biggs who has just come third in a cycling Time Trials Event. As some of you will know, Margaret (Maggz) Biggs, a below-knee amputee and valued Ambassador for the Douglas Bader Foundation recently founded Team Bader Cycling as the cycling arm of Team Bader, with another of our great Ambassadors,… View Article

…And news from DBF Ambassador David Gardner

We are very proud to announce that David Gardner, one of the Douglas Bader Foundation’s valued Ambassadors, is going to be appearing in Anton Chekhov’s acclaimed play, The Cherry Orchard, at Hampstead Parish Church later on this month. Performances are on Tuesday 26th/Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November at 7.30pm and Saturday 30th November at… View Article

News from DBF AMBASSADOR Phil Packer

Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassador, Phil Packer, remains committed to improving the lot of young people and we are delighted to announce that, with this in mind, his brand new Website has just gone live. His aim is: “To deliver inspiration, create greater inclusion and to influence in the areas of self-harm, depression, and mental wellness… View Article


200 MILES ON A TANDEM A RIDER’S STORY When Margaret Biggs and I were invited to be Ambassadors for The Douglas Bader Foundation, we thought long and hard about ways in which we could raise awareness of the charity, attract some much needed finance and also attempt something that would put us under a degree… View Article


Herewith the itinerary for the Team Bader Tandem Challenge Wales. Please find a location on the route where you can come to cheer Wyn and Maggz on their way. They will really appreciate the support. You’ll be able to spot them as they’ll be wearing the super-cool bespoke cycling kit designed by Maggz and, if… View Article

TEAM BADER TANDEM CHALLENGE WALES (1-Training and Preparation) – A rider’s blog by Wyn Jenkins

TEAM BADER NORTH-SOUTH WALES TANDEM CHALLENGE THE 5 DAYS TO GO REPORT On Friday 12 April 2013, I’ll be riding a tandem with fellow DBF Ambassador -Margaret Biggs, down the vertical axis of Wales covering the 200 miles in 4 days.  I’m a 62 year old above knee amputee and Maggz is a below knee… View Article