The Ultra Trail Challenge was completed on 28 March 2018 by intrepid TAF director Kim Carter.
The challenge: cycle from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in one day
The country: Panama
The route: start with lush country roads at Coquira, catch the tail end of the Pan-American road, ride up into the San Blas Mountain cloudforest, and attempt to remain on the bike in a headlong downhill rush to Carti.
One man. Two oceans. One day. Why was such a thing undertaken?
The goal: raise enough for a prosthesis for Ajay Kumar, a young cotton-mill labourer in Rajasthan, India, whose right arm was chopped off in a cotton gin. One year hence, Ajay has yet to receive any compensation from his employer.
The outcome: success! We raised enough money for Ajay's prosthesis, and Kim suffered no ill consequences. Click here for our YouCaring campaign page.