RAAM (The Race Across America) is the toughest bicycle race in the world.
Over 3000 miles, from California to Maryland, in under 12 days, makes for an exciting race.
I first competed in RAAM in 2005 and became the first Brit to ever compete the race. I was hooked RAAM was in my blood. In 2013 (it took me that long to pay off the fist RAAM) I went back for a second go, even though I was quicker than 2005 I knew I could be even quicker. In 2014 I went the quickest I had ever gone completing the 3021 miles in 10days 18hours 55minutes. In 2016 I will be back for another go, this time racing in the 50-59yr age category (not sure when I got that old).
Race Across America (RAAM) is one of the most respected and longest running ultra-endurance events in the world. RAAM is seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but the greater sporting community as well.
In 1982, four individuals raced from the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles to the Empire State Building in New York City. Covered by national television, the race captivated the public’s imagination.
Vans are prepped and ready to go for RAAM 2014!