Eastbourne Paralymian, Joe Townsend, is to lead a team from Help for Heroes on the World’s toughest cycling challenge.
29-year-old Joe, lost both his legs whilst serving as a 40 Commando Royal Marine in Afghanistan in 2008, when he stood on an improvised explosive device. He spent 14 hours in surgery at Camp Bastion, before being flown home to the UK, where he spent five weeks in a critical care ward.
Now, he is to captain a team of eight wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel will take on one of the world’s toughest endurance cycling events, the epic 3,081 mile Race Across America.
Eastbourne Buzz caught up with Joe to see how training is going:
You can sponsor Joe as he raises money for Help for Heroes here.