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Soldiers Cycling 700 Miles For Fallen Heroes

19 January 2015

A group of soldiers are cycling the breadth of the country for charity…

Notts fan and Squadron Sergeant Major Leon Reeve is hoping the club and it's supporters can help raise as much money as they embark on a charity cycle ride in March.

Reeve, who has served 16 years in the British Army, has dedicated the event to the fallen soldiers of his Regiment. Already, close to £1,000 has been donated to Army Benevolent Fund, and he's hoping to raise more.

He told the Official Site: "I have always wanted to show my respects to the fallen soldiers of the Regiment, so whilst on Christmas leave I had the idea that I would gather a group of soldiers together and  cycle to all the graves of the soldiers that we have lost in action.

"Throughout the years I have been involved in many tours and lost people I worked with and respected dearly. As the Regiment will amalgamate in May this will act as a fitting tribute to those that are no longer with us. 

"As times change and the Army changes we must not forget all who have gone. We must keep the candle burning and remember them. With the help from you I hope to raise at least £10,000 for the soldiers charity ABF(Army Benevolent fund).

"As a team of six soldiers with very little cycling experience we intend to cycle 700 miles visiting 13 graves in five days. This will not be easy and will be a very big challenge for everyone involved. However with the correct training and determination we will succeed."

To donate to the cause please visit their Just Giving Page by clicking here.


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