The former Royal Signals Sergeant suffered a knee injury after too much stress on the joints through operational tours and exercise, and went on to develop Crohn’s disease and depression, putting him out of active service. Since injury and discharge, life has been difficult for Andrew. Originally cycling was his method of rehabilitation, but it soon became his method of escape. As a competitive person, cycling became his passion and led me to try and compete at many different disciplines of cycling. He won Gold at the Warrior Games 2015.
Andrew's next challenge is taking on one of the world’s toughest endurance cycling events, the epic 3,081 mile Race Across America (RAAM). Starting in Oceanside, California competitors pass through 12 states, covering over 3,081 miles and climb in excess of 170,000 feet before finishing in Annapolis, Maryland. Andrew says: “I always need a challenge or goal to get through life at the moment. This will be the first big challenge that I feel will test my physical and mental abilities. I fear the challenge but hope to come out the other side much better from it. I feel privileged to be involved especially in the company of the other members of the team. I feel I can try and represent the voice of the hidden wounds and, hopefully, how I can overcome all the self-doubts that I will ultimately face.”