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Paralympic stars to ride the Dragon

By:
Bobby Julich
Published:
March 09, 2009, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:01 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, March 9, 2009

Simon Richardson, the Welshman who netted two gold medals at the Beijing Paralympics and shattered...

Simon Richardson, the Welshman who netted two gold medals at the Beijing Paralympics and shattered the world records in both the kilometer and 3km events, will tackle the 6th Dragon Ride Wales, a 125km or 185km sportive on June 14. "Make no mistake, it's going to be a tough, tough ride," said Richardson.

Joining Richardson on the road will be fellow Paralympic star Darren Kenny, who holds world records in a multiple events and recently set the Athlete's Hour Record on the boards in Denmark.

"Remember that cycling on one leg over 180km is a challenge in itself," said Kenny. "The final climb of the day from the Port Talbot side is very, very tough but I'm determined to enjoy it. I've cleared it with my coach and I'm ready for the challenge."

For more information, www.dragonride.co.uk.

(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)

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