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A small team of wounded ex-service men and women have set out to cycle unsupported from Ocean to Ocean along the 1,070 KM Munda Biddi Trail, the longest track of its kind in the world.
The Munda Biddi trail is an ancient and wild route that runs from Mundaring, near Perth in Western Australlia, to Albany on the South Coast. The 65 Degrees North team aim to complete the trail in under 14 days.
The name ‘Munda Biddi’ means path through the forest in the Noongar Aboriginal language. The trail is one of National Geographic’s top ten trail rides worldwide and is a substantial challenge.
The Royal Marines Charity are proud to support 65 Degrees North and the Munda Biddi Expedition, helping to assist the two Royal Marines on this epic expedition.
65 Degrees North is an organisation that seeks to help in the rehabilitation of wounded or damaged ex-servicemen and women by offering the opportunity to participate in a challenging adventure. Changing the perception of physical and mental disability through the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ 65DN hope to inspire and motivate others to overcome, achieve and succeed - supported by and helping to raise funds for The Royal Marines Charity.
The team set off on Sunday morning UK time, just as Spring arrives in Perth. During their ride, the team will encounter both warm and cold weather, wet and dry. With the unpredictable weather, some routes may be flooded, in particular in the South, where the weather can be very different.
“Having lost my way a bit since becoming a civilian I am always looking for a new challenge. Munda Biddi ’18 will be a great opportunity to test my physical and mental limits, whilst being around ex-servicemen, and boost my spirits once again”
All at The Royal Marines Charity wish the team well on their expedition and will be following their progress keenly. Learn more about 65 Degrees North and the Munda Biddi team here: http://www.65degreesnorth.co.uk/munda-biddi-2/