News – UK – Double amputee racing driver Billy Monger completes the 140-mile Charity Challenge


Amputee double-leg racer Billy Monger said he has “never been so exhausted in my life” after completing a 140-mile triathlon -inspired charity challenge across England

The 21-year-old has tackled the grueling event for the past five days to raise money for Red Nose Day He completed the final 50 mile routes at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent on Friday from 900 to 1900 o’clock

He began walking 18 miles from the Millennium Bridge at Gateshead to Durham Castle before traveling six and a half miles across Ullswater Lake in the Lake District

But 50 mph winds and choppy conditions on the lake meant he had to start a day later than planned as he made a 65 mile cycle from Birmingham to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire

cycle completed! Difficult to explain what it means to be able to drive again, everything can be reached with the right support. Another walk and we made it over the line 👊🏻 @comicrelief picTwittercom / auO1bvJ54y

Monger, who lost both legs in a racing accident three years ago, said: “The last few laps felt like a lifetime

“It’s been the toughest experience of my life. Sometimes I’ve never had to dig this deep. I’ve never done this for myself, it was about raising as much money as possible to change people’s lives.”

“This was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my entire life, but I would not have gotten through it without everyone’s support”I’ve been to places where I haven’t been physically, mentally and emotionally for a long time

“But I want to thank you for all of your donations and support as they will change people’s lives so much, and that’s what I wanted to do. Please keep donating if you can

“This morning, especially after completing today’s cycle, I have never been so exhausted in my life”

Monger started racing at the age of six but suffered life-changing injuries in April 2017 in a fall during a British F4 race that resulted in the amputation of both legs

However, within a year he was back behind the wheel and completed months of training to take on the charity challenge

A Comic Relief spokesperson said, “Although Billy finished the challenge, there is still a long way to go to raise funds for Red Nose Day and address issues such as homelessness, hunger, domestic violence, and mental health issues from which they became exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and around the world ”

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