Royal Marine veteran takes on toughest cycling event

Royal Marine veteran takes on toughest cycling event

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

AN injured Royal Marine veteran from Formby is part of a military charity team to take on one of the world’s toughest endurance cycling events - the 3,000-mile Race Across America.

Alex Krol (above) is one of 14 injured veterans, plus four volunteers, who are taking on the challenge. All members of the team are from Blesma, The Limbless Veterans charity.

Alex sustained a spinal injury in 2005 when a car pulled out in front of his motorbike. At the age of 22, the injuries led to Alex’s premature medical discharge.

Starting in Oceanside, the race will cross 12 states, climbing more than 190,000 feet across the Rockies and the Appalachians before finishing in Annapolis, Maryland.

You can support the team, at www.blesma. org/donate

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