News – Team

2017 Update

  the past 2 years R2R has been reinventing itself by evolving from a Dakar focussed race team, into a sustainable charity run solely by unpaid volunteers. We provide cathartic and life enhancing experiences to our UK military veteran community; especially those with life changing conditions.   So far this year… […]

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I AM … Invictus 2016!

How long we’ve look forward to the Invictus Games 2016 and how quickly it has passed… A massive congratulations from Race2Recovery to all men and women competing in this years games. Their determination and strength has amazed us all again!   Our Race2Recovery team mate, Andrew Bracey, did a fantastic job […]

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Invictus Games 2016

Get your pompoms out and your loud racing voices ready: the Invictus Games 2016 are right around the corner! The previous, and very first, Invictus Games were held in the heart of London in 2014. People from the entire world came to take part in, or support the games. The […]

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INSIGHT INTO DRIVING WITH A PROSTHETIC LEG

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INVICTUS GAMES BRILLIANT HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

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DEB’S BLOG : – Invictus; I am the captain of my soul

http://deborahharrisonot.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/invictus-i-am-the-captain-of-my-soul/

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INVICTUS GAMES OPENS IN SPECTACULAR FASHION IN LONDON

10TH SEPTEMBER 2014 PRINCE HARRY HOSTS OPENING CEREMONY OF INSPIRATIONAL GAMES FOR ‘WOUNDED WARRIORS’ 10 September 2014 – The Opening Ceremony of the first ever Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, took place this evening, marking the start of the highly anticipated international sports competition for ‘wounded warriors’ in London. […]

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JLR TRAINING DAYS

For 3 Fridays during the course of August, Ralph Hosier from Jaguar Land Rover kindly came along to the MOD workshops in Bicester to give tuition on the R2R fleet of vehicles and to discuss Race Vehicle preparation. The days we’re attended by R2R crew, Mission Motorsport and our friends […]

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The Big Build – Hereford

  By kind arrangement of our 2014 Dakar T4 driver Mark Cullum, we had some very special guests this weekend; Colin Gibbons and his sons Christopher & Ben. Tune in to BBC1 this Thursday to see them all on DIY SOS The Big Build, when the team (including Mark!) adapts their home […]

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Invictus Games – The toughest of the tough go head to head

 

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Help for Heroes BBQ Lamb Patties!

Sam Rom shows off his special Help for Heroes Lamb Pattie recipe that we just cannot wait to try out!   Follow more of Sam’s recipes on his Twitter page! https://twitter.com/Chefsamrom  

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Tony is climbing Mt Toubkal

Our very own Tony Harris is climbing a Mt Toubkal! Please back him on his epic mission to raise funds for BLESMA. It is a huge challenge over 13,000ft and he is hoping to raise over £2000 for fellow injured servicemen ‪#‎beyondinjury‬ http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=AnthonyHarris4 Together with his wife Liz, they are climbing Mt Toubkal in […]

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INVICTUS GAMES – LONDON 2014

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and the Ministry of Defence, are proud to announce the Invictus Games presented by Jaguar Land Rover. This September more than 300 wounded injured and sick Service Personnel – serving and veteran – will take part in […]

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INVICTUS GAMES – BE PART OF IT

Over 400 competitors from 14 nations will take part in the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. Teams will come from the armed forces of nations that have served alongside each other. The Games will use the power of sport to inspire […]

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Flying For Heros

The wounded service personnel will attempt the 1000km flight across Kenya on Para-trikes. A phenomenal and grueling distance to cover in a Para-trike, the pilots will battle the dramatic elements, the harsh landscape, their disability and their self-belief to reach their goal. Starting at Mt Kilimanjaro on the southern Kenyan […]

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Tony to climb Mt. Toubkal in August!

Together with his wife Liz,  they will be climbing Mt Toubkal in Morocco this August. It is a huge challenge for him, following the injuries hesustained in 2009 but it is way for him to say thank you to two very special charities that helped him and his family – […]

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‘Can and Will’ new JLR Ad

Can and Will is a celebration of the spirit of defiance. The spirit that runs through the bold, the brave and the audacious. It seeks to inspire people to act on that spirit and fulfil ambitions and dreams. Can and Will is the fuel that drives every Land Rover driver. […]

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New JLR Ad feat. Tony Harris

 

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Invictus Games

The support given to our Armed Forces by the Princes William & Harry is awesome; including R2R via the Endeavour Fund. The team visited the BT Tower for the announcement of BT UK as an Invictus Games Official Supporter, as well as seeing Prince Harry’s first ever tweet as he posted from the @InvictusLondon twitter […]

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Cybathon 2016

The Cybathlon is a championship for racing pilots with disabilities (i.e. parathletes) who are using advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The competitions are comprised by different disciplines that apply the most modern powered knee prostheses, wearable arm prostheses, powered exoskeletons, powered wheelchairs, electrically stimulated muscles and novel brain-computer interfaces. […]

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A BLOG NOT TO MISS !

Fans of R2R Social Media sites should be very familiar with the name Deborah Harrison. She has been in charge of all of our sites from the very beginning and has done an amazing job. Well now she has her own blog for you to follow. Please follow the link, […]

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TONY DID IT.

On the 3rd of August, Tony along with his wife Liz climbed Mt.  Toubkal in Morocco, a peak of 4,167 Meters. This was all in aid of raising money for and awareness of BLESMA (The British Limbless Ex-Services  Men’s Association). Please back their efforts by visiting the donation page.    […]

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CLOSING CONCERT ANNOUNCED FOR THE INVICTUS GAMES

29TH JULY 2014 FOO FIGHTERS CONFIRMED TO HEADLINE THE JAGUAR LAND ROVER INVICTUS GAMES CLOSING CONCERT SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER ·     KAISER CHIEFS, ELLIE GOULDING, RYAN ADAMS, THE VAMPS, RIZZLE KICKS, JAMES BLUNT, DIVERSITY AND MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS TO PERFORM ·     FIVE HOUR MULTI-ARTIST CONCERT TO INCLUDE INVICTUS GAMES MEDAL PRESENTATIONS ·     BBC IS THE […]

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Barney in his new role as Ambassador for The Soldiers Charity

Fantastic picture of ‘Barney’ with Northern Ireland’s First Minster at Hillsborough Castle last week in his role as a charity ambassador. Wonderful photo of Northern Ireland’s First Minster Peter Robinson with our charity ambassadors at a reception held last week at Hillsborough Castle.The event highlighted the joint work of The […]

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Climb for Heroes Event – our own Mark Zambon climbs summit Baldy!

  Read more about Marks Adventures here: http://www.markzambon.com/ http://theheroesproject.org/2012/06/mark-zambon/  

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Pav Taylor talks about the team

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Race2Recovery Reflections – Tim Hare (Bosch)

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Race2Recovery Reflections: – Barney Gillespie

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R2R Reflections: – The Race2Recovery Spirit

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Race2Recovery Moving forward for 2013

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Read about our Dakar adventures in our book on Amazon!

For those who want to read more about our adventures getting to, and participating in Dakar 2013, you can go buy the hard cover book that details everything we got up to! The book is an inspirational read, with lots of photos and editorial about the crew and the hardships […]

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Race2Recovery visit Ireland

On the 21st June, some of the Race2Recovery team flew over to Northern Ireland to visit Barney’s hometown of Ballymena, and attended a reception at Stormont Parliament Buildings, followed by a Fundraising Gala Ball at The Ross Park Hotel. Organised by our fantastic supporter & friend Claire Todd, who just 12 […]

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Waterstones hosts book signing

Leading book store Waterstones will be hosting R2R team members at a book signing event on Thursday 25th April 2013 at Leadenhall Market, London. It will be a chance for people to meet just stome of the inspirational characters behind the project and to recount first hand the ups and downs of the world’s hardest race. 

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Dakar Documentary to Launch 24 April 2013

Race2Recovery’s incredible Dakar adventure will be aired on ITV 4 at 9pm on Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th April 2013 as two 1 hour specials television company Gaucho Productions have proudly revealed. The film crew have had exclusive access to the team for 8 months which will culminate in this unique programme following the highs and lows of the year’s most remarkable rally team.

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The Book

Talking about the future, Capt Tony Harris said: ‘I’m looking forward to helping put together a book about our Dakar experience as a rookie team with just 18 months of preparation. It will be great to take another look at our careful work which all paid off and to relive […]

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The Book (2)

Talking about the future, Capt Tony Harris said: ‘I’m looking forward to helping put together a book about our Dakar experience as a rookie team with just 18 months of preparation. It will be great to take another look at our careful work which all paid off and to relive […]

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QUOTE FROM DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent a personal message of congratulations yesterday (Sunday 20 Jan 2013) to the Race2Recovery team of severely injured soldiers and civilian volunteers following their historic success in completing the gruelling Dakar Rally in Chile, South America.

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Race2Recovery vs Scuderia Ferrari F1 Pit Crew at Goodwood 2012

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TMC vs Freelander: Race2Recovery Style

Race2Recovery drivers Ben Gott and Tony Harris battle it out at the 4th Round of the BCCC in Radnor, Wales. Ben’s very own TMC buggy vs the Race2Recovery Freelander…

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Stephen Van Niekirk has his first taste of rallying!

Stephen Van Niekirk a friend of Race2Recovery was the navigator on this lap at the Radnor stage of the BCCC, everything was going fine, until the gear box goes pop!! Thanks to www.Bartlettsracing.com for supplying Stephen with the ride around.

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Message to Tony.MP4

Tony had a relatively bumpy start to rallying, first he has a little oops moment in the QT Wildcat (as seen on Top Gear) Then unfortunatly while driving the new Race2Recovery Freelander on its very first outing, there was a rogue rock that managed to…

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Race2Recovery Intro

A quick introduction to Race2Recovery, courtesy of South Point films

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Nikki showing how she rolls!!!

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Dawn till Dusk Cycle Challenge

Neil WatermanNeil Waterman completed an arduous 234 mile cycle challenge from Little Compton, Gloucestershire to HMS Victory, Portsmouth and back in an incredible 18 hours to raise money for the Race2Recovery Charity and Wings for Life. So far he has raised in excess of £300 with more still to come in. An incredible man and an incredible challenge.

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Reason to give to Tedworth House

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WHY DONATE?

The Defence Recovery Capability (DRC) was established in February 2010 and is an MoD initiative, in partnership between Help for Heroes, the MoD and The Royal British Legion

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