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Seeking Team Members for 2010 RAAM
3 Mar, 2010

Endurance cyclist Steven Beverling is embarking on a new mission in assembling a four rider team of HIV+ cyclists to compete in the Race Across America in June 2011.  

The race is a 4,800km / 3,000 miles bike race from San Diego California to Maryland in about 7‑8 days, non-stop (day and night).    The team would cover about 700 kilometres per day in relay format.

See www.raceacrossamerica.org

A substantial crew would be required as well.

The recent visa relaxation for HIV+ people to enter the USA has now made the project possible.

The reasons for us competing in the Race are:

                    to confirm that HIV need not be a barrier to very tough endurance sports;

                    to be a role model for the ~35 million other people with HIV; and

                    to emphasise the recent relaxation of visa entry into the USA.

It will be a major commitment: time wise, training wise, cost wise and emotional energy wise.    Needless to say, in order for us to be a role model, we must complete the Race.

Interested?  Contact Steven at raam2011@y7mail.com

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