Four serving members of the Royal Navy based at HMNB Devonport will undertake a charity bike ride from HMS Drake to Twickenham. The objective of this charity event is to ride 500 miles in 5 days visiting ten Premiership Rugby Clubs en-route to the Rugby Football Union Headquarters.
The event will coincide with this years centenary Army vs Navy Rugby match held at Twickenham on Sat 29 Apr 17. Over the last 6 months the four cyclists (CPO Jason Gay, CPO Matt Brown, PO Danielle Setterfield and PO Howard Peplow) have conducted hours of conditioning in praparation for the ride and will be accompanied by their support team comprising of WO1 Natasha Pulley and CPO Paddy Kerr.
Jason said “I am thrilled to be organising this event in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The Premiership Rugby Clubs have been extremely proactive in providing support, despite their busy work schedules. And for a group on non recognised cyclists (the majority have purchased new bikes for the event) this ride will prove to be very demanding and an exhilarating challenge, knowing the money we raise will go to worthwhile causes is the best part of all.”
Cyclist Howard said “Raising awareness and money for both charities is extremely important to me, I have benefitted from RNRMC funding like many other serving personnel and their throughlife support they give to Naval Service families and elderly veterans is extremely important.”
WBW are proud to sponsor and wish the team the best of luck with their ride.
To support the teams challenge please visit Virgin Money Giving.