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When they successfully completed the cyclist’s Everest that is the Race Across America (RAAM) – a 3000-mile bicycle race from the Pacific to the Atlantic – The Roses proved that they were here to stay.
Now these superheroes of the charitable cosmos are embarking on stage two of their adventures with IdeasTap. An off-road Ironman triathlon is already in the pipeline.
All the cash The Roses raise is split between IdeasTap and Ordinary2Extraordinary, an umbrella charity for smaller children’s charities.
Ollie, General Manager of The Roses’ Race Across America, explains:
“The Roses for me stand for pretty much what Ordinary2Extraordinary stands for - getting involved with something that pushes your personal boundaries. Start seeing what you are capable of and see if you can inspire people in doing it.”
The Roses are always on the look out for events that will test their limits. At the moment they are waiting to see what challenges Ordinary2Extraordinary is going to produce this year while they prepare for the X-Man Extreme Triathlon in July.
So far the team has stuck largely to cycling events, but at the rate they’re going they’ll have to find other challenges to satisfy them. The Marathon des Sables has been mooted – five marathons in five days in the Sahara desert, without a support team and with only the water on your back.
And RAAM will be on their radar still. The team want to do it again, whether as a four-person team once more or as a pair is yet to be decided.
What’s clear is that The Roses are a long way from the finishing line.