Day five completed and the ride over. Its such a great feeling with it all being finished. Was a very difficult five days but im so glad i've completed it. The pain was all worth it! Thank you to everyone who has donated and help me raise such a high total to help SSAFA do what they do best!!

Day four over with. Its been a tough day and very sore on the legs. One more day to go, bring on London and the finish line!

Day 3 completed. Was a long one. 121miles. Really starting to feel it all on my legs. Hope tomorrow is slightly easier.

Day two down. Was a long day today. Hilly to start with then the rain started to get us from half way upto the end!

Day 1 completed! Legs are so sore but its one day less I have to do.

My name is Highlander Craig Paterson.
I was shot in the head whilst serving with 4 Scots, the Royal Regiment of Scotland in Afghanistan last summer.
This has left me with a severe right sided weakness. I underwent treatment in Birmingham and was then moved to a military rehabilitation unit in Surrey. I have come a long way since July last year and have recently moved back home to Inverurie.
Throughout my treatment SSAFA have been there to support me and my family. They provided accommodation which allowed my family to be close to me throughout my time in hospital and rehabilitation, I am so grateful for this.
To thank SSAFA for all their help I have decided to take part in their annual ‘Ride of Britain’.This involves cycling from Edinburgh to London over five days. Due to my injuries I will be completing the cycle ride on an adapted recumbent bike.

Updates 2

I have to use upto £1000 of these donations to get my bike back home as it is still in London after the event. Sorry to everyone for having to do this.I have tried everything to get it back any other way not involving such a cost. I amvery sorry for this.

28/11/12 01:12

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me for this challenge. Now all thats left is for me to do the hard bit!!

10/09/12 05:17

Raising money for



Charity Registration No. 210760

SSAFA provides lifelong support for our Forces and their families. Every year we give life-changing support to more than 50,000 people. Thanks to our supporters, we are able to extend a helping hand to our servicemen and women and their families, doing whatever it takes to meet their needs.

Donations 227

good to have you over to visit mate hope you and the family have a great Christmas . keep up the good work .

Donation by levi hammond on 13/12/12

Donation by Anonymous on 13/12/12


Well Done Craig, impressive achievement.

Donation by Colin on 30/11/12


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done Craig!! your story on the millies made me an emotional wreck!!! and as a military mum myself your mum showed so much love and pride for you!

Donation by vivienne taylor on 10/11/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well Done Craig

Donation by From all at IT Aberdeen City Council on 04/11/12


Donation by John Dempster on 31/10/12


+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Mark Wade on 20/10/12


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/10/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Kind donations from hill walking friends, patients and work colleagues. Well done Craig.

Donation by Alison Paterson on 11/10/12


+ £32.50 Gift Aid

With best wishes from the Royal Naval Reserve Air Branch, well done Craig!!!

Donation by michelle ping on 08/10/12


+ £76.25 Gift Aid

Well done CAP - lots of love xxx

Donation by Andrew Waite on 02/10/12


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well done. George and Liz

Donation by William Moir on 01/10/12


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done Craig

Donation by Andrew Clarricoates on 28/09/12


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

With love from Carol Clarricoates x x

Donation by michelle ping on 28/09/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

With love from all at the Yorkshire Ambulance Service HART Team!! Well done Craig x x

Donation by michelle ping on 28/09/12


+ £31.25 Gift Aid

Well done Craig!

Donation by Kevin & Elke McPherson on 21/09/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Craig, and all the best to Mich for this weekend. With love from Moya at Good Housekeeping

Donation by Moya Sarner on 20/09/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

From the very kind London taxi driver who collected us from Wellington Barracks!

Donation by on 19/09/12


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

You should be very proud of your achievement and I know your mother is..

Donation by Colin Wilson on 18/09/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Ian Trimmer on 18/09/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

BIG BZ to you Craig, a tad late with the promise - but job well done, you should be very proud. From RN mate of Mich.

Donation by Geoff Kendall on 17/09/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Ruaidhri on 17/09/12

A big big congratulations to all of you who took part in this years event, I hope that your donations total keeps on rising for this fabulous charity.

Donation by Kieran Ellerton on 16/09/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done!!

Donation by Kelly Thow on 16/09/12


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Well Done From Megan and Family :)

Donation by Megan Dawson on 16/09/12


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£10,005.78
  • Offline donations£130.00
  • Text donations£15.00
  • Total raised£10,150.78
  • Gift Aid£2,178.57

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