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James Golding sets out to win The Race Across America 2022 and raise £150,000 for The Buffalo Foundation.

World Record winner, Hotchillee ambassador, Buffalo Trustee, inspirational speaker and cancer survivor James Golding is setting out to win the Race Across America 2022 and raise £150,000 for disadvantaged communities.

The Race Across America starts in Oceanside, California on June 14th, before taking challengers east to City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland. Through years of training, planning and determination, James has prepared to tackle over 3,000 miles of road and over 175,000 feet of climbing. With James expecting to be in the saddle for nine days, Race Across America has rightly earned the title of The World’s Toughest Bicycle Race.

James Golding training in Portugal.

Kwano learners supported by the Buffalo Foundation.

Whilst James, a trustee for The Buffalo Foundation, set his sights on becoming the first British winner of the world’s toughest bike race six years ago, his journey to the start line has been far from easy. Since he was first diagnosed with cancer ten years ago James has come to believe anything is possible and that – one step at a time – we are all capable of achieving anything we put our minds to. Having survived cancer twice in the last 11 years, James has since competed in over 21 multi-day events and is the first British person to hold the Guinness Seven Day World Record for distance cycled.

James is racing with two goals in mind; the first is, as you might expect of someone with such a high level of competition, to win The Race Across America. The second is to ensure that disadvantaged people get access to new opportunities, working with local communities and schools to enable access to education and future employment, whilst using sport as a catalyst.

As a trustee of The Buffalo Foundation, James regularly talks about the work we deliver and is extremely passionate about enabling young adults to realise their own potential. In the last 5 years, hundreds of young adults have benefitted from after school tutoring, sports coaching, and on-the-job training. Through these academies, the Foundation is directly supporting young adults to unlock, and realise, their potential.

Fellow trustee of The Buffalo Foundation Jan Joubert says

“we’re incredibly proud of what James has achieved over the last four years in the lead up to The Race Across America. The training and preparation he has put in stands him in great stead to become the first British winner of The World’s Toughest Bicycle Rice.

But we’re even more proud of the support he’s giving to The Buffalo Foundation and his passion for helping disadvantaged children unlock their potential.

We wish him the very best of luck, and can’t wait to celebrate with him at the finish line.”

RAAM 2022 – James aims to be the first Brit to win the solo category.

To follow James’ progress, you can keep up to date via https://www.raamrace.org/live-tracking or through https://twitter.com/buffalofdn.

To support James’ fundraising efforts and to donate to The Buffalo Foundation, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jgolding-raam. By donating, you’ll be providing school supplies, recruiting tutors, enabling access to sporting equipment and giving life-changing opportunities to children and young people. Thank you for your support.

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