A friend of mine recently joined the army and is soon to be sent to Afghanistan with his regiment. Before he goes, he and some of his colleagues are undertaking a cycling challenge to raise money for the Fusiliers Aid Society.
In anticipation of our forthcoming deployment to Afghanistan in early 2013, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers are conducting a fundraising event that will see members past and present pass through the major recruitment areas of the Regiment.
Between 15 -19 July 2012, a team of around 20 soldiers, both Regular, Territorial Army and veterans of the Regiment, will cycle from Alnwick Castle to The Tower of London, via Newcastle, Catterick, Bury, Birmingham, Warwick, Aylesbury and London. This is a distance of 353 miles and will be completed in 5 days. At each of the locations the cyclists will be met by the 1RRF Corps of drums and veterans of the Regiment, as well as members of the general public at a Public Military Event to raise the profile of the event, Regiment and charity.
The cyclists will be raising money for The Fusilier Aid Society, who provide support to the wounded and bereaved families from past and current conflicts.
This is a very personal event for all involved and the aim is to both raise the profile and also the pot of money available for our Fusiliers and their families should the worst happen next year. If you could sponsor the team it would be a great help and ensure the event is a success.
For more information and to donate, visit www.justgiving.com/RoadRacerFusilier