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Team KT18 riding Absa Cape Epic 2019 for WSF

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Jaco van Gass

Wounded ex-servicemen cycling the 2019 Absa Cape Epic challenge to support paratroopers in need.

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Myself, Jaco van Gass and my team mate Stuart Croxford, are joining forces as Team KT18 with the aim of becoming the first team of riders with a disability to complete the Cape Epic challenge, the hardest race of its kind in the world.

We have both overcome life-changing injuries whilst serving on the frontline in Afghanistan, and this challenge will see us achieve a personal and historic goal, and raise money for fellow comrades in need.

I am a keen adventurer and multi-national champion cyclist, having previously represented Team GB in para-cycling, and won 3 gold medals at the Invictus Games. 

Stuart is also passionate about adventurous challenge, inspiring others and proving his injury doesn’t define him and what he can and can’t do.  He qualified as a ski instructor four months after his amputation and completed his first full Ironman four years after being injured. Always a keen sportsman and cyclist, Stuart has carved out a career as a sports professional within the fitness industry, and runs a fitness and wellbeing company with his wife where they aim to support others to achieve a healthier and happier life post-injury.

Event details

Absa Cape Epic 2019

Cape Epic has been described as the ‘Tour de France’ of mountain biking.  The annual mountain bike stage race takes place in South Africa, my home country, and covers more than 435 miles over eight days. 

Together, myself and Stuart will be raising money for the Wigley Support Fund – the initiative by The Wigley Group, a property, development and construction company based in the Midlands, in association with the official Parachute Regiment charity, Support Our Paras to help injured, serving and veteran soldiers make the transition from military to civilian life.

I have been supported by The Wigley Group in the past and am now the company’s ambassador. The company has raised close to £100,000 for Support Our Paras from its annual golf day over the last six years, and that money has made a huge difference to the lives of many wounded, serving and veteran soldiers.

With your help, we can reach out to the many more in significant need to help give them new skills for a new start.

Huge thanks for your support.

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Event date

17-March-2019 00:00  - 
24-March-2019 00:00

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Good work Jaco! 👌🏻🚵
Donation by Jon & Kel
on 19-03-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck to you both. You are a great inspiration to many I’m sure. Continue to strive to be the very best you can !
Donation by Bill
on 17-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Checked out your profile when you started following me on Instagram and saw this, good luck!
Donation by Chris McGowan
on 11-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck lads... a true inspiration to us all
Donation by Pete Burnell
on 23-02-2019
£6.25 gift aid
Full support, good luck guys.
Donation by Joshua Jones
on 23-02-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Great cause and good luck
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-02-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck to you! It's a brilliant thing you are doing, happy to contribute.
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-02-2019
Good luck Jaco from your UK family x
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-02-2019
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £245.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £245.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £291.25

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