Port of  Tyne Tunnel 2K International Wheelchair Race
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'Tyne Tunnel 2K'

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!

We are yet again indebted to our Gold satus partners; TT2 Ltd and North East Combined Authority for core event support and sponsorship 

FOR 2015 SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES - David Burdus mob +44 (0) 7980 887861.

 

'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. Both hit 45mph plus on the downhill with Weir surging ahead during the grueling up hill climb. Jade Jones took the women's title.

A massive high five to Baroness Tanni Grey Thomspon and Esther McVey, Minister for Disabled People for livening up the proceedings in the VIP tent!

Download race results

 

Links

Tony Winter's 2011 Gallery
Eric Rosby's 2011 Gallery
BBC 2010 Jade Jones shocks by taking second place at only 14 years old!
World Sport 2009.  The link to the 2010 World Sport is now closed but here is the 2009 coverage to a 300 million audience.
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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