Brian Murray’s Trans-Am challenge
Brian Murray, a Wooden Spoon Devon supporter and retired Fire Chief, is part way through the 4,300 mile Trans-Am cycle race which started on 2 June. He is raising funds for Wooden Spoon Devon and The Fire Fighters Charity.
The Trans-Am cycle race started from Astoria in Oregon on the Pacific coast of the USA and will finish in Yorktown in Virginia on the Atlantic coast. It’s an unsupported race and once the clock starts it doesn’t stop and so Brian hopes to cycle as long as possible and sleep as little as he can. He plans to cycle at least 165 miles a day meaning that he should compete the race in around 26 days.
Half way update
Brian has completed 2,000 miles of the 4,300 mile route!
Key statistics to date:
- 10 1/2 days
- 6 days 17 hours cycling
- 3 days 19 hours on eating, sleeping and bike maintenance
- An average 188 miles a day well above his predicted 165 miles a day
- Highest point to date is the Hoosier Pass at 11,500 ft