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Amputee soldier with handcycle

Amputee veterans Dave Watson, Kelvin Daniels and Steve Gill are taking on a 250 mile cycling challenge along the East Anglian coast. They are trying to raise awareness of the challenges Amputees face after injury.

They are among a group of 30 limbless veterans from both sides of the Atlantic who are joining forces to show that being disabled does not mean being disempowered. The ride will start from Sandringham on 6th October and end on Thursday 11th October 2012 at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London.

The amputees will ride on modified bikes, hand cycles and standard road bikes as part of Soldier Ride UK, now in its 2nd year. It is the UK version of the highly successful Soldier Ride series in the US, organised by the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and supported by President Bush since its first event in 2004. For the amputees, completing a tough physical challenge together with injured, like-minded people will mean a fellowship of shared...

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