Ticket To The TransRockies X: The Finalists
In issue 118 we opened our competition to find one rider to pair with Mark Almond of Red Cloud MBC to take on the mighty TransRockies X race in Canada.
Our finalists came from all over the UK to the assessment day in Sheffield – from Bristol, Scotland, Derby, Manchester and Nottingham – and each with a unique story to tell.
For Brett Underhill, cycling helped him recover from crippling psychological problems and return his lust for life; Gordon Dickson survived a near-fatal bike crash requiring three pulmonary resuscitations; bike-fit/cycling injury specialist Richard Salisbury’s Lymphoma is currently in remission and he’s also overcome other serious health issues; Martin Yeo has overcome numerous broken bones and injuries to return to riding with the utmost zest again and again; and Matt Legg-Begg gave up his dream job as a mountain bike guide in Canada when his father was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. Matt organised and completed one of, if not the, fastest off-road Lands End to John O’Groats rides in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity, raising £10,211. His father sadly passed away on the eighth day of the ride.
So, without further ado, click through the pages to meet our Ticket To The TransRockies finalists.
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