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Wounded Norfolk soldier to cycle across America

Staff Sergeant Steve Arnold from King's Lynn, Norfolk, is to cycle across America Photo: ITV Anglia

A soldier from King's Lynn, Norfolk is one of eight wounded service personnel who will be cycling across America.

Staff Sergeant Steve Arnold lost both legs above the knee serving in Afghanistan last year.

He and his team mates plan to race 3,000 miles across America in June and hope to complete the tough cycling challenge in nine days.

The team will consist of hand bikes upright bikes, along with dedicated support crew and will be raising money for charity Help for Heroes.

The race covers 12 states with a total climb of more than 170,000 vertical feet.

The team will be cycling 350-500 miles per day, racing non-stop over a distance which is 30 per cent longer than the Tour de France, and aim to complete it in roughly half the time.

The race starts on the June 16, 2012 at Oceanside, California, US and finishes at Annapolis around eight days later.

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