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Phill takes on Mexican cycle challenge

08:00 11 October 2012

Phill Rowe will be taking on the challenge to raise money for Help For Heroes.

Phill Rowe will be taking on the challenge to raise money for Help For Heroes.

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The RAF senior aircraftsman’s 600km cycle mission will raise thousands for Help for Heroes.

JUNGLES, intense heat and a 3000m mountain range will prove no match for intrepid action man Phill Rowe.

Phill, from Hartland, will be cycling 600km across Mexico next month to raise thousands-of-pounds for Help for Heroes.

The 27-year-old RAF senior aircraftsman has been training hard for the challenge after being unable to deploy for ops in Afghanistan this year.

He said: “I suffered hearing damage from machine gun fire which has left me wearing a hearing aid and facing medical discharge from the service next year.

“I wanted to do my bit and when I found this trip raising money for Help for Heroes I took it to my boss and he told me to go for it.”

The eight-day trip kicks off on November 20 and will see Phill and 24 others cycling coast-to-coast across the country, tackling 30-degree heat through jungles, farmland and cloud forest.

Phill said: “I have raised around £2,800 so far but I need to reach £3,500.

“I’ve trained at every opportunity possible on my bike and am really looking forward to the challenge.”

To sponsor Phill visit www.justgiving.com/rowecyclesmexico or text PRCM72 followed by the amount you would like to give to 70070.

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