Port of  Tyne Tunnel 2K International Wheelchair Race
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'Weirwolf' wins TT2K 2013

Dave Weir took the covetted Tunnel 2K Title from the fromidable defending Canadian Josh Cassidy in a trilling spectable of speed and power on 13th September 2013.

Both athletes hit 45mph plus on the downhill with Weir surging ahead during the grueling up hill climb.

Thanks to all our sponsors for enabling such as fantatic success - yet again!

And a massive high five to our two special guests, Baroness Tanni Grey Thomspon and Esther McVey, Minister for Disabled People for livening up the proceedings in the VIP tent!

We will be posting photographs in as soon as we recover from our late late post race celebrations.

Download race results

Click here for 2012 race results
2012 Uncut motorcycle CAM 1 footage
2012 Uncut Josh Cassidy chair CAM footage
Watch SKY News report here

The 'cult' 2km road race takes place in the dead of night, through Tyne Tunnel 1, North East England, when TT2 Ltd (the company that manage the tunnel) specially close it to traffic.

Competitors race Paralympic standard, state of the art racing chairs, at speeds of 50mph+ by muscle power alone. Branded - 'the fastest wheelchair race on the planet!', this event is definitely not for the faint-hearted!

FOR 2013 SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES - David Burdus mob +44 (0) 7980 887861.

 

Links

Click here to view Tony Winter's 2012 Gallery
Click here to view Tony Winter's 2011 Gallery
Click here to see Percy Hedley Foundation 2012 video edit
Click here to view Eric Rosby's 2011 Gallery
BBC 2010 Jade Jones shocks by taking second place at only 14 years old!
C4's That Paralympic Show 2010 - in two parts, sit and wait for the ads and then a fab 6 minutes of coverage. "You know you've raced hard when you can taste blood in your mouth!" David Weir.
World Sport 2009.  The link to the 2010 World Sport is now closed but here is the 2009 coverage to a 300 million audience.
Motorcycle Camera 2009 great shots mixing it up at 48mph!
Title Sponsor Edit 2008 GEZE Corporate Edit - a sponsor perspective.
Water Advert 2006 featuring Baroness Grey Thompson and Dr Ian Thompson punching through a freezing cold water curtain - what pro's!

 

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