Linda Chen Riding High after Race Across America


We’re once again in awe of Linda Chen who after months of training took on ultra-cycling challenge, Race Across America last month (June 2019).

Linda was 1 of 8 riders in the Mind Over Matter team. Living up to its name, the team pushed through the pain, exhaustion and self-doubt to finish in the top 10!

The 3,000-mile non-stop race passed through 12 US states, from California to Annapolis in Maryland. The cyclists climbed over 170,000 feet and in temperatures ranging from -5 to +45 degrees Celsius.

The challenge was made all the more meaningful for the team - all of whom have experienced physical or mental trauma. Tackling the course in a relay format the determined riders were able to support each other across the finish line to secure 8th position in the team race.

Commenting on the achievement, Linda said:

“RAAM was an amazing experience - it was a huge challenge with an incredible group of people.” An impressive result, many congratulations from all us cycling fans at SPAL.

To read more of Linda’s adventures: SPAL backs determined cyclists in London to Surrey race:

Posted in Blog on Jul 08, 2019

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