Rehabilitation Through Adventure

JOGLE: Nearing the Finish Line

Day 3 of the World Record attempt was particularly long and tough for double amputee, Michael Swain. He was on the road by 6.30am, but the ridiculously long hours cycling with very little sleep started to take its toll on his body and Michael began to struggle. A road closure near Tintern Abbey diverted the...
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JOGLE: Day 1

At 6.09am on Thursday 4th July double amputee, Michael Swain MBE, set off from a wet and windy John O’Groats in an attempt to set a new World Record. As a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Michael lost both legs above the knee whilst serving for 3rd Battalion, The Rifles Regiment in Helmand...
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JOGLE: On Their Way…

  The team are all on their way to Scotland ahead of the World record attempt! Double amputee, Michael Swain MBE, aims to complete 874 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End (JOGLE) in under 4 days in an attempt to set a new hand cycling world record! He will need to cover at least...
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2018 Was an Amazing Year…

As 2018 draws to a close, we take a moment to look back at the last 12 months, and reflect on what an incredible year of activity, individual, and team achievement it has been! The team have been honoured to meet some amazing people along the way, and humbled by the generosity of all who...
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Team MB’18: Thank You!

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to our official Sponsors and Supporters who helped Team MB’18 achieve their epic Australian challenge! Without their continued support our projects simply would not be possible.Months of planning and preparation, training and expert advice, sourcing the right kit and equipment, and much-needed funding, goes into every...
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Team MB’18: ABC News

Australian news reporter, Mark Bennett, joined Team MB’18 during their epic 1070km Munda Biddi challenge. This is his film that was broadcast via ABC News and shows why we believe ‘Rehabilitation through Adventure’ plays a vital role in the recovery of our wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. #TeamMB18 #MentalHealthMatters #BeyondInjury#RehabilitationThroughAdventure #RMFamily

Team MB’18: Mission Complete!

At 2.44pm local time (GMT+8) Team MB’18 crossed the finish line having completed their epic end-to-end 1070km Munda Biddi challenge! 14 days after setting off from Mundaring near Perth, the team arrived in Albany WA Australia. Jonathan, Mark D, Amy, Mark A, Pete and Tam put in a huge amount of effort to complete their...
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Team MB’18: Days 11 & 12

On Day 11 of their epic challenge, Team MB’18 were on their bikes by 7am and cycled for almost 11 hours. It was another big climbing day with 4,900ft ascent and covering 99km from Pemberton to Yirra Kartta Hut. They came across the Gloucester tree, which is an enormous tree that was used as a...
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Team MB’18: Days 9 & 10

The team had a relatively gentle 25km recovery ride on Day 9 then spent the remainder of the day resting and carb-loading in readiness for the final push. They have encountered more kangaroos than people along the way, but yesterday was slightly different – Team Leader Jonathan Thomson said: “A number of people came to...
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Team MB’18: Days 5 & 6

Days 5 & 6 proved to be very long and challenging days for Team MB’18. Cycling for more than 10 hours a day in ever-changing conditions, and at times, completely soaked through from heavy rain fall, their determination to complete their journey remains unshakeable. Team Leader Jonathan Thomson said: “The going continues to be easy,...
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Team MB’18: Days 3 & 4

Team MB’18 had an early start on Day 3 and were diverted along a section of road due to a controlled burn of a large area of bush. They soon found themselves back on the trail and headed in to Serpentine National Park, where the steep, rocky climbs and descents made for a testing afternoon...
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Team MB’18: Day 2

Team MB’18 completed their 70km target today through the ancient, unspoiled forest, and have settled down for the night in one of the several huts situated along the Munda Biddi trail. They are all in very high spirits, despite having no time to adjust to their new time-zone before getting on their bikes! The challenge...
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Team MB’18… The Adventure Begins!

Team MB’18 arrived in Australia as planned, collected their bikes and were at the start line by 5pm local time (GMT+8). They cycled 7km of the trail before arriving at the first destination of their challenge, where they headed to the local Township of Mundaring to shop for provisions and eat. 65DN Patron and MB’18...
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MB’18 Team Gower Training: Day 1.

The MB’18 Team were treated to some spectacular views as they cycled their way across the beautiful Gower. They stopped to enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the way before reaching their final destination of the day at Llangenith Hillend Campsite where they prepared to spend the night under the stars. Dan Holley from Pedal Passion...
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HEALING ON DENALI ~ by Joe Winch

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Therapeutic Benefits of the Mountains…. Just below the highest point in North America it’s -35 degrees Celsius and the weather is ferocious. The air is so thin that I gasp for each breath, the physical effort of climbing, of putting one foot in front of the other blocks out even...
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Training for Munda Biddi ’18

In October 2018 a small team of wounded and damaged ex-service men and women will travel to Australia and attempt to cycle over 1000km in 13 days unsupported! As part of the preparations for the Munda Biddi trail, twelve cyclists and a support team, recently attended a training package in the Pyrenees. Day One dawned...
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Training for Munda Biddi ’18

In October 2018 a small team of wounded and damaged ex-service men will set out to cycle unsupported from… Ocean to Ocean…. along the 1,070km ancient and wild Munda Biddi trail that runs from Mundaring, near Perth Western Australia to Albany on the South Coast, in under 14 days. The name ‘Munda Biddi’ means path...
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Team Denali: Thanks and Gratitude..

Ten days ago Team Denali completed their epic 3-week battle to reach the summit of the World’s tallest land-based mountain, and the highest peak in North America! Since arriving safely home their thoughts have turned to all those who helped make this project a reality. 65 Degrees North Founder and Expedition Lead Rich said: “We...
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Team Denali: Joe Winch – Recovering

Joe’s world catastrophically fell apart when he was struck down by acute Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). His world became a dark, chaotic and terrifying place, and within a few months the PTSD totally destroyed everything he thought was true and real about himself and his existence. The opportunity to join Team Denali gave Joe...
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Team Denali: Summit Day!

A determined Team Denali set off from High Camp at 9am (6pm UK time) Kitted up in all their gear, they were ready to take on the weather and whatever else this brutal mountain decided to throw at them! They climbed up to Denali Pass (18,000 feet) and followed the route past Arch Deacon’s Tower...
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