Tag Archive: Team Bader

Many new Events in the Pipeline for DBF in 2017

2017, the 35th Anniversary for the DBF, promises to be a bumper year with many new activities planned and in the pipeline. ∗Team Bader (Cycling): Already one great event, The Dambusters Cycle Ride, is under construction thanks to the DBF’s invaluable Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins. The inaugural event took place in May this year and was a huge success…. View Article

Great 2015 Finale for Team Bader!

Sunday 13th saw the last race in the RTTC Classic Series Paracycling Events. It took place at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, with the HQ at Cranfield University Sports/Fitness Centre over a distance of 20 miles comprising of 2 laps of 10m. As those of you who have been following the progress of Team Bader will know, Time Trials provide a very… View Article

Team Bader Superb at Triathlon

Team Bader performed superbly at the AJ Bell London Triathlon last weekend (8th/9th August) despite having to compete with the heat as well as the other competitors. Heroic Team Bader at the AJ Bell London Triathlon You can click on the link below to download and read Keith Delderfield’s great report but we’re sure you’ll… View Article

Team Bader at London Triathlon

TEAM BADER AMPUTEES TAKE ON AJ BELL LONDON TRIATHLON 8th – 9th August 2015 Encouraged by our first successful 2014 entry in the London Triathlon as THE ONLY AMPUTEE TEAM to participate and the results achieved, Team Bader decided to create a presence of amputees this year and invite other amputee related charities to participate… View Article

Team Bader Make History

(Click on the logo to visit the Website) The Merlin Sportive – Sunday 28th July 2015 We were delighted and very proud to learn recently that County Cycles (Merlin Cycle Sports) of Cross Hands, who provided such invaluable support for our inaugural Team Bader Cycling Challenge, The Tandem Challenge Wales, almost 3 years ago now,… View Article

Team Bader Amputees Ride Again

Maggz reports: Team Bader Cycling are off again this weekend. Saturday’s 25mile Time Trial bash along the A19, in the Thirsk, N Yorkshire area, for Team Bader Cycling members Jonny and Maggz. Both below knee amputees. This is only Jonny’s second event at a 25 mile distance. ‘I’ve been doing some training’ said Jonny. So… View Article

Team Bader Cycling – 50-Miler

Team Bader Cycling, represented by the indomitable Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, took part in the recent National Championship 50 Mile Time Trial. Below the picture of this amazing lady in dynamic action is her report of the event. Team Bader Cycling goes for the National Championship 50 mile Time Trial medal. An event where everyone starts… View Article

Jonny Ackroyd – TT in N Yorkshire

If you’re thinking of having a go at a time trial, just go for it and see what you’re made of! Jonny Ackroyd The destination for my second time trial was Dishforth in North Yorkshire. The event had no para cycling category, Maggz and I were the only para cyclists there and were just mixed… View Article

Team Bader Amputee Reports

Representing Team Bader Amputees, our 2 Paracyclist Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Maggie Biggs, have been taking part in Cycling Time Trials. Wyn, an above knee amputee, and Maggie, a below knee amputee, have been turning in some impressive performances, sometimes in the face of severe adversity be it weather- or saddle-related! Here are a couple… View Article

Team Bader Success at Uttoxeter

Competing for Team Bader Amputees (officially registered with the CTT – Cycling Time Trials – last year) Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Maggi Biggs put up excellent times in their respective Cycling Time Trials at Uttoxeter on Sunday. Wyn, an above knee amputee, is new to the discipline but managed to achieve an average… View Article

Team Bader Cycling Schedule

The Team Bader Cycling programme for 2015 is underway with Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, below knee amputee, Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, and above knee amputee, Wyn Jenkins, already taking part in cycling Time Trials. We would love more amputees and other disabled to join Team Bader Cycling so that they can reap the physical, psychological and social benefits… View Article

Team Bader Cycling off the blocks

Team Bader Cycling has launched its 2015 programme in style with Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Margaret “Maggz” Biggs and Wyn Jenkins both turning in great performances in Time Trials events last weekend. Maggz a below knee amputee and Wyn an above knee amputee cycle under the banner of Team Bader Amputees, now an officially affiliated… View Article

Margaret Biggs going from strength to strength in Cycling Time Trials

Inspirational DBF Ambassador, below-knee amputee Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, is back in the saddle with a vengeance and going from strength to strength in her time trials having recently completed 100 miles in less than 5 hours – an incredible achievement. This was reported in the Southport Visitor and you can read the full article below…. View Article

100 Mile Time Trial Achievement

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Margaret Biggs' 100 mile achievement for Team Bader Cycling

Margaret Biggs' 100 mile achievement for Team Bader Cycling

Our wonderful Ambassador, Margaret (Maggz) Biggs, is going from strength to strength in her Time Trials and has just completed her latest – a 100 mile challenge! This is an extraordinary achievement for Maggz, a below-knee amputee, who is now beating her own previous best times. As these were set many moons ago(!), this is… View Article

Team Bader! Great results in London Triathlon 2014 (with athletes’ personal reports, photos, videos, news story and more…)

A truly amazing effort by our Triathletes in the London Triathlon 2014. All 3 teams consisting of Wyn Jenkins (DBF Ambassador), Maggz Biggs (DBF Ambassador), Helen Chapman, Tessa Barfield, Mark “Buff” Barfield, Tim Delderfield, Lloyd James, Mark Allison and Sophie Delderfield and our Individual Competitor, Marg Jenkins, were superb and couldn’t have given more with… View Article

Best of luck to our Triathletes!

The London Triathlon weekend is almost upon us and our brave Triathletes will all be heading off to their various weekend bases ready to take part. I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing them all the very best of luck, success and an enjoyable and fulfilling weekend. Don’t forget it’s not too late to support… View Article
Handicapped Rider Wins Handicap!!

Handicapped Rider Wins Handicap!!

A TRIUMPH FOR TEAM BADER! We are proud and delighted to announce that Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassador, Margaret Biggs, has taken Team Bader Cycling up a notch. Breaking News: “Team Bader Amputee rider, Maggz, wins best placed lady on handicap time. Her time of 1 hr 9 mins 54 secs for the 25 Mile Time… View Article

Team Bader Triumphs! Handicapped Rider Wins Handicap!!

We are proud and delighted to announce that DBF Ambassador, Margaret Biggs, has taken Team Bader Cycling up a notch. Breaking News: “Team Bader Amputee rider, Maggz, wins best placed lady on handicap time. Her time of 1 hr 9 mins 54 secs for the 25 Mile Time Trial in a field of 120 able-bodied… View Article
Milan is doing a fundraising night ride. Please help…

Milan is doing a fundraising night ride. Please help…

Indomitable DBF supporter, Milan Novakovic, is going to be doing a 100km fundraising night ride on the 7th June to raise money for the British Heart Foundation – a subject close to his own! We are delighted to support him in his efforts for this very worthy cause, especially as he’ll be wearing his DBF… View Article

Team Bader Amputees – 3rd in Time Trials! New photos in.

Huge congratulations to our own Margaret Biggs who has just come third in a cycling Time Trials Event. As some of you will know, Margaret (Maggz) Biggs, a below-knee amputee and valued Ambassador for the Douglas Bader Foundation recently founded Team Bader Cycling as the cycling arm of Team Bader, with another of our great Ambassadors,… View Article

A great time had by all at the BADER BRAVES Adventure Weekend at Calvert Trust, Kielder

BADER BRAVES ADVENTURE WEEKEND at CALVERT TRUST KIELDER 11-13 April 2014 Well – what a wonderful time we all had at Calvert Trust, Kielder, last weekend. A big thank you to all who attended and made it such a heart-warming and inspirational weekend. We have held previous Adventure Weekends at the Calvert Trust both in… View Article

Philip to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for DBF

We’ve just learned that Philip Bailey is going to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Douglas Bader Foundation. Philip is already a veteran of  DBF Events having provided invaluable company and support on Tandem Challenge Wales, the event that launched Team Bader Cycling, the brainchild of 2 of our… View Article

TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales – Now see film footage of the finish!

After another steep learning curve I finally worked out how to upload a DVD onto YouTube and the result – eventually – is that you can now see photographer Sandra Demar’s footage of TEAM BADER, DBF Ambassadors and TEAM BADER founders, Wyn Jenkins and Margaret (Maggz) Biggs and fellow amputee cyclists, Gemma Trotter and Colin… View Article

TEAM BADER TANDEM CHALLENGE WALES – A Rider’s Blog 2 by Wyn Jenkins

200 MILES ON A TANDEM A RIDER’S STORY When Margaret Biggs and I were invited to be Ambassadors for The Douglas Bader Foundation, we thought long and hard about ways in which we could raise awareness of the charity, attract some much needed finance and also attempt something that would put us under a degree… View Article

TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales – A Rider’s Blog 2

We are extremely grateful to Wyn Jenkins for sending us his BLOG Part 2 following the successful and seeming even enjoyable completion of the Tandem Challenge Wales. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a wonderful and inspirational read and I hope that, as Wyn writes, it’ll encourage other amputees to take up the sport. This, after… View Article

TEAM BADER – Tandem Challenge Wales: More Pictures!

We are very grateful to photographer, Sandra Demar, who joined us at The Mumbles for the finish of the TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales, to take some photographs and video footage. This was despite feeling considerably below par having been a recent victim of the Swansea Measles Epidemic! In the Gallery below you can see… View Article

TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales – a supporter’s story with the first photo gallery

TEAM BADER completed the inaugural TEAM BADER CHALLENGE, TANDEM CHALLENGE WALES, a tandem ride down the vertical axis of Wales, on Monday 15th April. The Team consisted of 4 amputees; DBF Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Margaret Biggs, riding a tandem and Gemma Trotter and Colin Davies on 2-wheelers (yes – I know nothing about bikes!)… View Article

TEAM BADER – They did it!

Huge congratulations and sincere thanks to Team Bader and their supporters who completed their 4-day, 200-mile Tandem Challenge Wales yesterday on the dot of the predicted 5.00pm arrival at The Mumbles. (Well, it would have been if not for a last-minute puncture!) A fantastic achievement and a truly wonderful team. Just back from following the… View Article

TEAM BADER – Tandem Challenge Wales

DBF Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Margaret Biggs, will undertake to ride the 200 miles vertical axis of Wales on a tandem between the 12th – 15th April. The route will take Wyn and Maggz, both amputee cyclists, from Holyhead to Mumbles passing through Porthmadog, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth, Tregaron, Lampeter, Llandeilo, Annamford, Pontarddulais and Swansea en route…. View Article

TEAM BADER TANDEM CHALLENGE WALES – The Itinerary

Herewith the itinerary for the Team Bader Tandem Challenge Wales. Please find a location on the route where you can come to cheer Wyn and Maggz on their way. They will really appreciate the support. You’ll be able to spot them as they’ll be wearing the super-cool bespoke cycling kit designed by Maggz and, if… View Article
Less Than a Week to Tandem Challenge Wales – Not too late to support them! (With BLOG by Wyn Jenkins)

Less Than a Week to Tandem Challenge Wales – Not too late to support them! (With BLOG by Wyn Jenkins)

On Friday 12th May, two Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Margaret Biggs (aka Leggz of LimbLine) and Wyn Jenkins, both lower limb amputees, will set off on the start of a 200-mile Tandem Challenge down the vertical axis of Wales. They will be riding a tandem kindly provided by County Cycles of Llanelli, Wales, who will… View Article

Support Team Bader Tandem Challenge Wales! Sponsorship Forms and Flyers to Download…

With under 5 weeks to go before TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales pedals off from Holyhead, preparations are getting well and truly under way. The intrepid DBF Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Margaret Biggs who plan to complete the 200 mile Vertical Axis of Wales on a Tandem to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation… View Article

Ambassadors’ Tandem Challenge Wales a great success!

We were delighted to receive the following action picture taken during our intrepid  Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins’ and Margaret (aka Maggz) Biggs’ inaugural Welsh Tandem Tryout. Apparently the ride was a great success once Wyn and Maggz got the hang of it. Maggz (behind) was well protected from the cold Welsh Mountain air while Wyn had… View Article

TEAM BADER – 1st Venture: Tandem Challenge Wales

I wonder if any of you remember (mentioning no names, of course – no free advertising on this Website!) the ad featuring the famous chimps and the immortal line: “Can you ride tandem?”?  Well, our intrepid Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Margaret (aka Maggz) Biggs are about to find out as they undertake the first challenge… View Article

Please join in our 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Sir Douglas Bader died on the 5th September 1982. Following literally hundreds of letters from people he’d helped and inspired begging us not to let his name or inspiration die with him, his family and friends formed The Douglas Bader Foundation to continue in his spirit. Since that time we have helped numerous amputees, those… View Article

London 10k Run 2012 – Join Team Bader!

It’s that time of year again! Time to dig out your running gear and join Team Bader on Sunday 8th July for the London 10k Run 2012. The 10k Run is one of our major annual events and, each year our valued supporters don cutting edge of fashion DBF T Shirts and join Team Bader… View Article
Wheely Exciting Development! Cycling Enthusiasm Hits DBF

Wheely Exciting Development! Cycling Enthusiasm Hits DBF

Two of our new Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Margaret Biggs (Maggz) a b/k amputee, and Wyn Jenkins an a/k amputee, are cycling enthusiasts who already have quite a few thousand miles – and the occasional sore bottom, I’m sure – under their belts. They are very keen to get a DBF Cycling Team together in… View Article