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In October, our partner in the United KingdomCyclone Technologies, loaned out nine of our handbikes and wheelchairs for a charity challenge to fight cancer: travelling 200 miles (322 kilometres) in a wheelchair with an add-on handbike from Hull to Manchester.

 

nine batec handbikes travel 200 miles to fight cancer

 

The challenge, which is called "The Journey of League's Extraordinary Gents", was organized by former rugby player Jimmy Gittins, quadriplegic, to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation, which was created by former rugby player Steve Prescott after being diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. The foundation will donate the money raised to the Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester and TryAssist, a charity association that helps rugby players who have suffered injuries that cut short their professional careers.

«Cyclone Technologies loaned out nine of our handbikes and wheelchairs for a charity challenge to fight cancer.»

There were nine people on the team, including former rugby players with severe injuries and an amputee soldier who lost three of his limbs in Afghanistan, as well as people without disabilities. It took them five days to complete the challenge and they all used a wheelchair and one of our handbikes to travel the 200 miles (322 kilometres) from KC Stadium (Hull) to Old Trafford (Manchester), where they presented the ball for the 2015 Super League Gran Final.

«It took them five days to complete the challenge and they all used a wheelchair and one of our handbikes to travel the 200 miles, even those without disabilities.»

 

nine batec handbikes travel 200 miles to fight cancer

 

Jimmy Gittins was very thankful to Cyclone Technologies for loaning them the wheelchairs and our handbikes. Jimmy did the trip with a BATEC HYBRID handbike and admits that it would have been impossible for him to complete the challenge without the electric assist given the difficulties he faced, such as the steep hills in the Pennines, a mountain range in northern England.

This video shows part of the hard, but satisfying, trip these "gentlemen" made thanks to the support of Cyclone Technologies ;-)

 

 

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