Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Fundraising cycle tour for the Royal British Legion

Military enthusiasts Scott Addington and Steve Habbishaw are embarking on a 580 mile long cycling marathon to raise money £10,000 for the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal.

The pair are cycling along the length of the Western Front trench system from the First World War, from the Franco/Swiss border to the Belgian coast, and aim to complete the task in time for Armistice Day on November 11th 2009. Whilst en route they will be keeping their sponsors appraised of progress via Twitter and their personal blog at
www.worldwarone.wordpress.com. Along the way they will be wearing special designed cycling the line t-shirts, one of which was sent to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, with a good will message sent back in response.

Speaking about his forthcoming endeavour, Scott Addington stated “There are many thousands of soldiers from The Second World War, The Falklands campaign, not to mention Iraq and Afghanistan, that need the help of the Legion. This is our small way of saying thank you to those who have served and continue to serve with the British Armed Forces.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor the pair’s efforts can donate online at
www.justgiving.com/cyclingtheline.

Chris

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