SSAFA Victory Ride!

Last chance to saddle up for SSAFA’s Victory Ride!

27 June 2016

Last chance to saddle up for SSAFA’s Victory Ride!

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is calling up keen cyclists to dust off their helmets and join the ‘Victory Ride’ across Hampshire, to prove their peddle-power and raise vital funds for the charity’s work in supporting the Armed Forces community

Last chance to saddle up for SSAFA’s Victory Ride!

SSAFA is searching for a further 50 riders to join those already signed up to cycle the ‘Victory Ride’ on Sunday 10 July 2016 and as it is on a first-come, first-serve basis, the charity is urging people to sign up before Monday 27 June to avoid disappointment!

The ‘Victory Ride’ offers cyclist’s two different route options through the picturesque, southern, coastal and country villages of Hampshire. Both routes start and finish at Lord Nelson's iconic Battle of Trafalgar flagship - HMS Victory in Portsmouth harbour, one being an epic 110km marathon ride through Hampshire and the other a less strenuous, but equally epic, 60km ride.

Event details:

  • Event date: Sunday 10 July 2016.
  • Distance: 60km or 110km.
  • Ability: all abilities welcome.
  • Registration fee: 60km ride is £35 per person. 110km ride is £45 per person.
  • Sponsorship targets: 60km ride - £150 minimum per person. 110km ride - £175 minimum per person. This includes entry to the ride, a SSAFA t-shirt, all support out on the route including food and drink and a finishers’ medal.
  • Sign up: email teamssafa@ssafa.org.uk or call 020 7463 9297.
  • Deadline to sign up: by close of business on Monday 27 June 2016.
  • For more information visit: www.ssafa.org.uk/fundraise/challenge-events/cycle

SSAFA is the oldest tri-service national military charity in the UK and its network of around 6,500 volunteers supports some 60,000 serving personnel, reservists, veterans and their families each year. SSAFA has two divisions within Hampshire, covering both East and West of the county.

SSAFA Fundraising Director, Tegan Jones, says: “Don’t miss out on the fantastic opportunity to see the beautiful county of Hampshire up close and like never before as well as raise vital funds to support the Armed Forces community.

“The Victory Ride is an amazing experience for anyone who enjoys a challenge. It is also a great way to meet like-minded people who love the outdoors, love to exercise and want to give back to those that have already given so much.

“The event hopes to raise £30,000 which will be used to help us to continue to provide practical, emotional and financial support for the 60,000 people of the Armed Forces community we currently support every year.”