Jim Rees

Jim Rees is part of Team Inspiration, an organisation that is dedicated to changing the mindsets of children from ?can?t? into ?can do?. This year he completed the Race Across America (RAAM), the longest running ultra-distance bicycle endurance competition in the world.

The RAAM goes from the west to the east coast of the USA, covering a staggering total of 3,000 miles in searing heat and brutal terrain. To add to the pressure, you?re up against the clock. Rees completed this monstrous jaunt with just six minutes to spare. He talks to CW about the trials and tribulations of what is unquestionably one of the world?s toughest bike races.

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