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Big Battlefield Bike Ride Tales Part II

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  • Event: Band of Brothers Bike Ride

Help for Heroes

We support the wounded, injured and sick to live independent and fulfilling lives.

Charity Registration No. 1120920 (England & Wales) and SC044984 (Scotland)

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Thanks for visiting my fundraising page.

Due to the name of this website being so long I have had to create another to allow it to be put on the design for my kit so either donate here or at http://www.justgiving.com/ba_h4h.

In May 2008 I was 1 of  275 cyclists, including a team from the Tri service rehabilitation centre at Headley Court, who cycled through the battlefields of Northern France to link the actions of servicemen and women of the past with those of today. By the time we reached the shores of England hundreds of other riders joined us at Whitehall and we all rode past The Cenotaph, the ride had raised more that £1.3m for Help for Heroes.

In May 2009 Help for Heroes are doing another ride, The Band of Brothers Bike Ride. 300 of us will ride through the Normandy battlefields to commemorate the Allies’ liberation of Europe 65 years ago. With us will be teams from our Allies of today, wounded servicemen from America, Canada and France as well as our own from Headley Court.

The ride will be a challenge, France is not flat, for some it will be life changing but for all it will certainly be one of the most worthwhile things they have ever done. We will ride alongside brave men and women whose lives have also changed forever through their injuries and we will have the satisfaction of knowing that we will be helping raise money for them and hundreds like them.

Whilst remembering the efforts of all the WWII heroes, we are doing this ride to remember and care for the wounded soldiers of today. Each rider has pledged to raise money for Help for Heroes and by taking part we will be making a significant contribution towards the H4H cause. Last year I managed to raise just over £3500 so I've upped the ante this year and set a target of £5000.

To start the money coming in I took part in the Liverpool Santa Dash for the 5th year on the 7th of December and will be doing the Liverpool half marathon to. You can also buy a wristband via eBay. I am planning a charity night and have started to collect prizes. So far I've received a meal for two at the Fulwood Arms on Aigburth Road. Please also visit my blog for more information on the event and how I'm planning to raise money.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Help for Heroes gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

So please sponsor me now!

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