Weʼre raising 15,000 Euros to Support the Aspect Centre in Kilkenny for the fantastic job they do for young adults with Autism and Intellectual disabilities. Team aspect have raised in excess of 30000 Euros for this great cause on previous endeavours, which has gone towards the purchase of some life-changing facilities for the service users of the Aspect unit.
Team Aspect RAAM 2022
John Dowd, Phillip Culbert, Seamus Nash & Cathal Phillips and their crew will be competing for the second time in the Race Across America (RAAM), one of the longest and most challenging endurance cycling events in the world. The course is about 30% longer than the Tour de France, and riders must finish in half the time allowed for the Tour.
The course for the race covers 3000 miles, crosses 12 states and has a vertical ascent of over 170,000 feet. Team Aspect will race literally from sea to shining sea, starting in Oceanside, California, the second week in June and ending in Annapolis, Maryland. Teams such as ours will race non-stop 24 hours a day, regardless of weather, illness, darkness, or misdirection, with the hopes of finishing in 7 days or less.
No one does this race totally alone. Teams will assemble a top crew of around 12-14 people who will co-ordinate the race. The crew is an essential part of the racing strategy functioning as map readers, guides, cooks, coaches, psychologists, errand runners, and sleep deprived zombies, they will refine and direct every aspect of the race ensuring not only our safety but our drive to finish.
When we cross the finish line, this achievement will last a lifetime, and for our crew and us that means not only an athletic achievement but also one for our charitable community Aspect Centre Kilkenny. We support charitable donations large or small as all funds will be going to a great cause very close to our hearts.