Spinhalers RAAM Blog

Keep up with what’s going on with the team preparing for the RAAM and raising funds and awareness for Asthma UK.

The Silent 18th Crew Member

26th June 2014 This blog is about our 18th crew member, who remained silent, but extremely helpful throughout our journey across the states, apart from the odd “hiss” now and then. This member, came in a bottle, – not a can and no,… Read More »

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The Absolute End

24th June 2014 Below are two photos taken from the balcony of my room at The Inn at Perry Cabin, St Michaels, Maryland. Following the crazy Race Across America on bicycles known as RAAM, all 17 London Pride Spinhalers were treated to the… Read More »

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We Did It !!!

22nd June 2014 17 individual journeys and one brilliant team. The London Pride Spinhalers successfully completed the 3020 mile Race Across America, breaking the tape earlier this morning at 01.06am. Along the way we witnessed teams having full scale roadside arguments. Cyclists not… Read More »

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Shusanah Pillinger

Later 21st June In this photo Shusanah Pillinger is looking in some pain and with good reason. Shu was widely tipped to become the first Female British Solo rider to complete RAAM in it’s 33 year history. Unfortunately, early yesterday morning whilst in… Read More »

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Nearly the last day of racing…

21st June 2014 Sorry this blog is late, internet connection has been an issue in the Appalachian Mountains. I have pieced together the activity over the last 24 hours. This photo was taken moments before the arrival of ‘Green (or Posh) Pod.’ John… Read More »

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The things we have to do

Later 19th June 2014 This blog is a bit of a round up of just some of the tasks we do on any given day. Its not all glamour . . . In this photo Jill and Will must have drawn the short… Read More »

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He tried to Keep it quiet!

19th June 2014 The wonders of modern technology, Shaun Woods (in the dark clothing, holding his back – pictured below) was NOT celebrating his birthday today. He’s a London Pride Spinhaler, with us 24 hours a day and he wasn’t going to let… Read More »

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Happy Birthday Shaun!

19th June 2014 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAUN WOODS! Have an amazing day from everyone in the UK!

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Meanwhile in the Green Pod…

Also the 18th June They seem to be entertaining themselves with another addition to the crew, in the form of Elmo! As you can see its all very cosy in the Support Vehicles, but moral is high and they are keeping themselves motivated…. Read More »

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A New Support Crew Member

Later 18th June 2014 It appears we have picked up (literally) an eighteenth crew member. It’s 2:45 pm local time (effectively a couple of hours into day five) and the Green Pod containing cyclists James Fuller and Dave Shephard have just started their 7 hour shift…. Read More »

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