From June, 14th, thirteen of us set off to Race Across America. Eight of us will be cycling in relay from the west coast Oceanside in California and finishing 8 days or so later on the east coast at Annapolis in Maryland. The distance is approximately 3 000 miles of cycling and so obviously we will be rolling along 24/7 in all weathers and across whatever terrain whilst crossing 12 states of the good old USA.
For further info: http://www.raceacrossamerica.org
The live tracking website is: http://www.tractalis.com/raam2014/
We are categorised as “RAAM 8 Person (Open) (9 teams)” and our team name is ‘Michael Matthews Foundation’.
Alternatively, you could download the following app, called “Tractalis” which will give live coverage of the teams’ progress
And there's more!
The next project after the Race Across America is the Bosphorus Cross Continental Race swimming 6.5km through the currents from Asia to Europe on the 20th July.
James Matthews and the Team are to give their all – and may we ask our fantastic friends to kindly consider supporting the Michael Matthews Foundation by making one donation to cover both events..? We will be very grateful.
Be assured the money goes directly and without a penny of deduction to build schools in remote places in Mike’s name. So far we’ve established two – one in Tanzania and one in Thailand which now are educating 200 kids who without a bit of a helping hand would have struggled to receive an education. Our hope going forwards is to build many more schools and with your generous help we ought to be able to achieve our work.
A few generous corporate sponsors (so far) and ourselves as team members - are covering all costs. So every pound / dollar / euro donated will go in its entirety to MMF and from there straight into educating hundreds more children in remote places in the world.
We believe that you might agree with us that only by the education of children might the world best move forwards to resolving some of the religious and racial difficulties now faced daily by our generation.
For your kind donations: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/raam2014