Thursday, 19 October 2017

Trials held for Row2Recovery Challenge

A ROWING charity for disabled servicemen held trials for a fund-raising voyage at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley

A ROWING charity for disabled servicemen held trials for a fund-raising voyage at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley.

In December, Row2Recovery will enter a team of four into the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,450-mile sponsored row from the Canary Islands to Antigua.

A mix of disabled and able-bodied people will compete in a specially adapted boat.

The first in a series of selection days was held at the museum on Friday and three hopefuls from around the UK entered.


Danny Richards, Lee Spencer and Nigel Rogoff, who have all been wounded in combat, rowed on ergometers in alternating two-hour shifts for 24 hours.

Cayle Royce, who will skipper the boat, said: ?The museum has been very supportive in the past and we?re very grateful once again for its help.?

In March last year Prince Harry visited the museum to award medals to 10 rowers who took part in previous Row2Recovery challenges. In 2012 it hosted a dinner which raised more than £70,000 for the charity.


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