Chris Hopkinson's RAAM team looking for a crew member at short notice

You'll need a passport and an empty calendar for the rest of June

by Dave Atkinson   June 5, 2013  

Chris Hopkinson (from Facebook)

How's your calendar looking for June? If it's wide open, and you fancy a bit of adventure, we might have a gig for you.

Chris Hopkinson is attempting to win the 3000-mile Race Across America (RAAM) in the solo category. It's a big ask and requires full-time support from a dedicated crew, but Hoppo has lost a crew member at the last minute and with departure from Terminal 5 of Heathrow on Friday he's looking to find a replacement. Sharpish.

If you're free from June 7th through till 27th, have a valid passport and are available to come to the US then team leader Martin Cox can promise you the trip of a lifetime. All expenses will be paid, too. You need to be sociable, patient and willing to work hard with very little sleep. It's a 24-hour operation.

Contact Martin via twitter @themartincox or via email martin@teamcox.co.uk for more details.

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Martin isn't the team leader but he is awake and in the UK right now which is close enough Smile

Thanks Road.cc!

Take a few GoPro's, attach 'em to a dashboard and drive 3,000 miles across America in 12 days. Sit back and enjoy the result! http://themartincox.co.uk/raam-2013/

posted by themartincox [208 posts]
5th June 2013 - 13:23

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I'm not very good at fettling, I've never managed to successfully change a group set, my tyre changes often go wrong, I never seem to oil the right parts of the bike ...

.... can I come anyway? I make a mean cup of tea Wink

posted by Not KOM [79 posts]
5th June 2013 - 13:29

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no fettling experience required - hopefully none needed Wink

Take a few GoPro's, attach 'em to a dashboard and drive 3,000 miles across America in 12 days. Sit back and enjoy the result! http://themartincox.co.uk/raam-2013/

posted by themartincox [208 posts]
5th June 2013 - 13:32

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Damn it I've got a medical appointment on 19th otherwise I might of been able to help. Good luck with it though.

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posted by cidermart [432 posts]
5th June 2013 - 14:37

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Oh man I wish I could just drop everything and do this - sounds awesome.

Dodging the saccadic masking

posted by notfastenough [2481 posts]
5th June 2013 - 14:57

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I can't tell you how much I wish I could do this! Sadly, I doubt my eight-months-pregnant wife would wear it...

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posted by Ghedebrav [775 posts]
5th June 2013 - 15:29

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Guess who's trying to step in to save the day again.... Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [7809 posts]
5th June 2013 - 16:35

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OK, not going now Crying apparently not enough time to sort out medical issue....whatever that means.

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posted by Gkam84 [7809 posts]
5th June 2013 - 17:42

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Having just been made redundant I have the time, but no passport. 
Kicking myself for not renewing it.

posted by Mart [70 posts]
6th June 2013 - 7:06

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Stuff that, pull a sickie tomorrow and get to your regional passport office. Heck, if they're laying you off, it's hardly the crime of the century.

Dodging the saccadic masking

posted by notfastenough [2481 posts]
6th June 2013 - 8:38

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Massive thanks to every one who enquired and also to Road.cc for their help!

we look to be set now, just time to pack and get to the airport and get the pedals moving!

Take a few GoPro's, attach 'em to a dashboard and drive 3,000 miles across America in 12 days. Sit back and enjoy the result! http://themartincox.co.uk/raam-2013/

posted by themartincox [208 posts]
6th June 2013 - 11:10

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Martin, good luck to you and the team - oh and to Hoppo riding it. If I had seen this earlier and had a free diary in June I'd have been there for you, but for both reasons I cant!

Good luck guys!

Strax

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posted by jdstrachan@yaho... [53 posts]
6th June 2013 - 12:48

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