Soldier’s cycle challenge will be a ‘Long Way Down’

Joseph Bulmer

Former Edgehill pupil hopes to raise thousands of pounds for Forces charities

A SOLDIER from Barnstaple is planning on taking ‘The Long Way Down’ in aid of Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion.

Iain Moore, who has just returned from a tour in Afghanistan with the Royal Signals, is hoping to raise �15,000 cycling more than 2,000km from John O’ Groats to Land’s End this summer.

Iain, 24, and eight colleagues based at St Barbara’s Barracks in Gloucestershire have almost doubled the distance of the traditional ride to enable them to visit most of the UK’s major military camps.

“As the route has topped the 2,000km mark I’m hoping that it will really stand out and people will take note of our effort,” said Iain, who is a former pupil of Edgehill College (now Kingsley School).

“With the recession of recent years I appreciate that money is tight for everyone at the moment but hope that we can help make a big difference to two very worthwhile causes that do so much for our service men and women.”

Readers can sponsor Iain on two Just Giving websites that have been set up to help him and his fellow cyclists to reach their target: and via the link on the North Devon Gazette website