In December 2017, two friends, who served alongside each other in Afghanistan, will embark on what will be the biggest challenge of their lives. Row2Recovery's first Atlantic "pair" will be made up up of LCpl Jordan Beecher, a Para Reg veteran who lost his left leg on his 3rd tour of Aghan in 2012, and Capt Jon Armstrong, a serving officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles. Rowing a seven meter boat containing everything they need to survive, the pair will row in two-hour shifts around the clock for between 30 and 45 days.
Row2Recovery supports British military adaptive rowing throughout the country in partnership with the Help for Heroes recovery centres, British Rowing's adaptive rowing coaches and a nationwide network of civilan rowing clubs. Adaptive rowing is available to all military across the UK. No previous experience is necessary and all injured are welcome to join.
Row2Recovery have now completed three successful Atlantic rowing crossings; in 2011, 2013 and 2015. The crew row these Oceans to demonstrate the extraordinary things people with disabilities can achieve; and to inspire others with life-altering injuries to realise their potential. To date, through these extreme adaptive rowing endeavors, Row2Recovery has raised over £1,000,000 for the large military charities.