Afghanistan veteran with medals and child
16 July 2014

School friends cycle 1,000 miles for SSAFA

This summer, a group of eight 17 year old school friends from King's College Taunton will show their support for SSAFA by cycling 1,000 miles from London to Monaco.


School friends cycle 1,000 miles for SSAFA

This summer, a group of eight 17 year old school friends from King's College Taunton will show their support for SSAFA by cycling 1,000 miles from London to Monaco.

With four of the eight team members being from military families they have seen first hand the work that SSAFA does to support our Forces and their families. When team member Henry’s father was taken seriously ill he was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, his family stayed at SSAFA's Norton Home in Selly Oak where they received support and stability from SSAFA.

Henry said: "The work that SSAFA does is indescribable. When your world is tipped upside town, SSAFA are there to bring everything back to normal. We are more than happy to cycle 1000 miles even if it brings comfort to just one family".

The group are all keen cyclists but with the ambitious pace of 80 miles per day, this trip will be a challenge both physically and mentally, and will really test their ability to work together as a team.

They are now in the latter stages of preparing for the trip and will depart on from Trafalgar square on the 25th of July and will finish in front of the Monte Carlo casino on the 6th of August.

The team have already raised over £7000. Show your support by visiting their fundraising page.