Alex and Will’s American adventure

As someone who is always up for a challenge, I have to admire others who go that little bit further, who push themselves just that bit more. For me, 750km in eight days is about my limit, so I take my helmet off to Alex Willan and William Rudd, who set off yesterday to cycle 5,000km across the United States. Alex and Will are riding unsupported from New York to San Francisco – the equivalent of London to Baghdad, if you’re inclinced to such comparisons. The ride will be an endurance mission, mentally and physically, and they will climb from sea level to altitudes of over 11,000ft in the Rocky Mountains, taking three months to complete the journey.
The pair aim to raise £25,000 – £5 for every kilometre that they cycle – for Research Autism. They are doing the ride especially for Will’s cousin Jamie, who is severely afflicted by the disease – he is 13 and cannot yet talk.
Let’s hope that Will and Alex succeed in all their efforts, and that in doing so they have a wonderful adventure. You can follow their progress on their blog. Even better, you can support their efforts by giving to their cause on Justgiving.
Good luck, chaps. I envy you.

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