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RAAM fauna

America is famed for its extremely diverse (and in some cases deadly) wildlife and with that in mind, Team Norton Rose’s first aid kit was prepared for everything. Luckily we managed to navigate the country without any major incidents but … Continue reading

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Philip’s post RAAM catch up

The following was penned by crew member Philip Schock It has now been a week since most of us got back to the UK, after what can only be described as an “experience”, epic in magnitude, superlative in scale and … Continue reading

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The big day is here

Currently eating our last breakfast before the race kicks off at 2pm this afternoon. There are a few last minute nerves but in the main we are ready for it and cannot wait to get cracking. The plan is to … Continue reading

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One day to go!

We had all our inspections today for the bikes and the vans – all passed ok! Thank you to Frank (our crew chief) for all the hard work today and making sure it all went smoothly. We’ve got a big … Continue reading

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Oceanside

We arrived in Oceanside late last night following much fun and games collecting our vans and clearing customs with 15 tonnes of luggage. We’ve awoken this morning to overcast cool weather, fingers crossed for that Californian sunshine soon! The next … Continue reading

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Not long now…

Things have continued to move really quickly with the last couple of weeks becoming a blur of final training and logistical hurdles. One of our biggest headaches has come from trying to ship all of our race nutrition to the … Continue reading

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Update

The blog has been neglected over the last few weeks due to a whole host of reasons but we are still here – it’s just over two weeks to race day and the nerves are starting to kick in! A … Continue reading

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Update

Apologies for the delay in updating the blog, but due to work, training and arranging our charity fundraising dinner, spare time has been at a huge premium. Training post the Barretstown trip has been going really well for the team … Continue reading

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To Barretstown and back (with video)

Barretstown Trip from Team Norton Rose on Vimeo. After a hard week at work (and in the case of Frank, a long drive down from Yorkshire) Dan, Brian and I together with Frank and Phil rendezvoused at Maidenhead train station … Continue reading

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Barretstown Training Ride

Tomorrow will see us begin the next stage of our training by taking on a RAAM format weekend ride to our charity Barretstown’s base (about 60 miles south of Dublin). Setting out from London on Friday morning, we will cycle … Continue reading

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