Take me home, country road...
The West Virginia leg of Craig's Race Across America is notable for two gruelling consecutive steep climbs... each over 1,000 feet.
This is the section that makes the RAAM finish line feel so close, yet so far. It's the moment where Craig will need to dig his deepest and draw on all his energy and willpower, for the final push home.
Added to the stunning beauty of the forest-clad mountains, West Virginia is set to make its mark in many ways for Craig and the team.
Average June temperature: 14 - 25 degrees Celcius
Population: 1.8 million
Nearly 75% of West Virginia is covered by forests
According to the crime index for 1997, West Virginia had the lowest crime rate in the country.
Chester Merriman of Romney, West Virginia, was the youngest soldier in World War I... having enlisted when he was 14.
"YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES, CRAIG. DIG DEEP AND KNOW WE'RE RIGHT THERE WITH YOU."
The team at Churchill Private Hospital and Specialist Centre are proud to support Craig and his mammoth ride across America.
The Churchill Private Hospital Trust was founded in 1994 and operates Marlborough’s only private surgical hospital and specialist centre, providing a quality option for private surgical care to the people of Marlborough.
A wide range of surgical services are available including general and laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery and urology.