Former Captain of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Stuart suffered severe injuries to his feet when his vehicle hit a mine in Afghanistan in 2012. Complex injuries to his right ankle prevented Stuart from walking without mobility aids for 2 years post injury. His right leg was amputated below the knee in October 2014.
He has been selected as part of the team taking on one of the world’s toughest endurance cycling events, the epic 0,081 mile Race Across America (RAAM). Starting in Oceanside, California competitors pass through 12 states, covering over 0,081 miles and climb in excess of 170,000 feet before finishing in Annapolis, Maryland.
“I have previously taken part in endurance events as an individual and with civilian friends but not with fellow WIS members. Completing a challenge as a team of veterans will be a fantastic achievement and is something I’ve been keen to do post injury. Having the opportunity to train and push myself to the limit both physically and mentally with other WIS members dealing with different injuries will make the whole experience more rewarding.”