In May this year, 275 Help for Heroes cyclists, including a team from the Tri service rehabilitation centre at Headley Court, cycled through the battlefields of Northern France to link the actions of servicemen and women of the past with those of today. By the time hundreds of other riders joined us at Whitehall and we all rode past The Cenotaph, the ride had raised more that Â£1.3m for Help for Heroes.
Next year we are organising another ride, The Band of Brothers Bike Ride and you have a chance to be one of the riders. 300 of us will ride through the Normandy battlefields to commemorate the Alliesâ liberation of Europe 65 years ago. With us will be teams from our Allies of today, wounded servicemen from America, Canada and France as well as our own from Headley Court.
The ride will be a challenge, France is not flat, for some it will be life changing but for all it will certainly be one of the most worthwhile things you have ever done. You will ride alongside brave men and women whose lives have also changed forever through their injuries and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you will be helping raise money for them and hundreds like them.
Whilst remembering the efforts of all the WWII heroes, we are doing this ride to remember and care for the wounded soldiers of today. Each rider will pledge to raise money for Help for Heroes and by taking part you will be making a significant contribution towards the H4H cause.
Donât find an excuse, this is your chance to get up and do your bit. I donât want to hear that you are not fit enough, canât find the time to train, might find it hard to raise the money, are too old, too fat or look silly in Lycra; this is your chance to do something really good. The blokes do it and some of them are missing legs, arms or are blind. You will do this for them, you will do this to prove you canâ¦. and we all look silly in Lycra!
Come on, join us today!
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