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Ticket To The TransRockies X: The Finalists

| Blog, Features, What Mountain Bike | 12/04/2011 13:46pm

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. 

The finalists line up alongside Steve Peat, WMB's Matt and Red Cloud MBC's Mark Almond

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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