Former Edgehill pupil hopes to raise thousands of pounds for Forces charities
A SOLDIER from Barnstaple is planning on taking â€˜The Long Way Downâ€™ 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 ï¿½15,000 cycling more than 2,000km from John Oâ€™ Groats to Landâ€™s End this summer.
Iain, 24, and eight colleagues based at St Barbaraâ€™s Barracks in Gloucestershire have almost doubled the distance of the traditional ride to enable them to visit most of the UKâ€™s major military camps.
â€œAs the route has topped the 2,000km mark Iâ€™m hoping that it will really stand out and people will take note of our effort,â€ said Iain, who is a former pupil of Edgehill College (now Kingsley School).
â€œWith 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.â€
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: www.justgiving.com/thelongwaydown-h4h and www.justgiving.com/thelongwaydown-trblOr via the link on the North Devon Gazette website
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