Team Legless handcyclers did us proud

An event on Morecambe promenade to raise money for charities and a local cadet group was well attended by young people.

Tuesday, 27th September 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 2:07 pm
Stuart Robinson (right) and another team member took part in the Team Legless event at the weekend. Picture: Team Legless.

One of the organisers of the Team Legless event, which was a 455 mile handcycle in relays, said youths aged 12-18 competed in the event, as well as adults.

Darren Norman said: “I feel again I must try and show that not all youth are bad. We had youths and adults trying something different and demonstrating community spirit by taking part in our event. I want to highlight the good of youths rather than people start thinking all youths are idiotic yobs.”

One of the members of Team Legless is Stuart Robinson, a Morecambe soldier who lost his legs in Afghanistan. He took part in the challenge over the weekend.

Handcyclists taking part in the Team Legless event at the weekend. Picture: Folded books on the bay.

The Team Legless event’s aim was to handcycle 455 miles in 24 hours to raise money for the cadets of 455 Morecambe and Heysham Sqn - Raf Cadets and to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund, Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, RAF Association.

Darren said: “We had riders on the hand bikes for the whole 24 hour solid, riders aged from 12 - 64 years old achieving four miles each slot. We achieved 319 miles, this is a massive distance and we thank everybody.”

Donate money at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/455Handbike.

Team Legless held a handcycle event to raise money for a local cadet group and military charities.
Handcyclists taking part in the Team Legless event at the weekend. Picture: Folded books on the bay.
Team Legless held a handcycle event to raise money for a local cadet group and military charities.