Race2Recovery complete Dakar Rally
Team sets record as first-ever disability team to complete the race
Tedworth House Personnel Recovery Centre. After 18 months of training and preparation, the team’s four Wildcats set off on the 15-day, 6,000-mile slog across mountain and desert terrain. Mechanical issues did for the first two cars, while the third was forced to retire after it hit a ditch and rolled. But the fourth – donated by the Peter Harrison Foundation and christened ‘Joy’ after Peter’s late wife – made it through, despite some early overheating problems which forced O’Hare and Gillespie to complete most of the first half of rally during the cooler nights.
It’s a tremendous result for the team, and we’re sure you’ll join us in offering the warmest of congratulations. Should you wish to go further than that, though, you can still donate to the team’s campaign for Tedworth by visiting their website or by texting RACE20 £5 to 70070, which as you might expect will send a donation of £5. You can also find out more about the team by visiting them on Twitter or Facebook.
Their achievements put day to day troubles in perspective.
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Delighted to see that the mainstream media has latched onto this impressive achievement and given it plenty of coverage over the weekend.
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