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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org