Category - Adventure
On 17th June 2017, a Help for Heroes team of eight wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel took on one world’s toughest endurance cycling events, the epic 3,081 mile Race Across America (RAAM).
In 2017 a Help for Heroes team of eight wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel will take on one of the world's toughest endurance cycling events, the epic 3,081 mile Race Across America (RAAM). Please support the team as they prepare to push themselves to the limit both physically and mentally in the pursuit of finishing the RAAM in under seven days.
On the 6th January, myself and the team met at Heathrow Terminal 3, this is the first time I have seen them all since our training camp in Chamonix back in September. I missed the last and final training camp in November as I was on another expedition, cycling the Carrera Austral.
Jaco is attempting Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America, with the Adaptive Grand Slam team. Their mission is to complete the 7 peaks and 2 poles.
Jaco's latest challenge is cycling the Carretera Austral in Patagonia, joined by fellow GB Cycling team mate and Rio gold medal winner - Steve Bate, Steve's wife Caroline and Karen Darke.
Jaco and the AGS team take on Grand Paradiso, the highest point in Italy.
Jaco van Gass is on 5 News talking about his friendship with the Royal ahead of the first Invictus Games.
Jaco van Gass, who will be competing as a cyclist, has become friends with the Royal since they did an arctic expedition together
On the 16th April 2011 we became the first disabled team to walk 200 miles unsupported to the Geographical North Pole and in the process we broke a number of world records.
"April is always a special month for me, it is only when I sit down,take a bit of time and look back that I realize some of the amazing opportunities that I had. I made some life long friends and shared some of the best moments of my life with them. We have been through thick and thin but came out stronger on the other end."