Every year, the UK’s Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team(AFPST) plays a powerful role in the recovery of injured and sick serving personnel and veterans. This sporting activity rebuilds their self-confidence and competitive spirit, through snowsport activities which give them the opportunity to build a new identity as a winter sports competitor.
Leonardo is now in its tenth year of supporting AFPST, working to make a lasting contributing to the freedom, rehabilitation and transformation of the wounded, injured or sick military personnel and veterans. In 2019, Leonardo is organising the Ride of Steel event to raise money for this worthwhile cause. The Ride of Steel event will see staff from Leonardo’s UK sites cycle from their site to converge in Sheffield, ahead of the UK Invictus Trials Opening Ceremony on Monday 22nd July.
A team of 20 from Leonardo Helicopters - Yeovil, will cycle 232 miles to Sheffield over 4 days.The final day will see all of the Ride of Steel participants ride en mass to the Sheffield arena ahead of the UK Invictus Trials Opening Ceremony.
All members of the team are: Bob Crosby,Rebecca Abraham,Richard Munday,Julie Pickup,Charlie Pickup,Chris Ross,Chris Hayward,Mark Gregory,Simon Cleal,Seb Balch,Nick Young,Simon Bracher,Billy Beaumont,Lynn Hawkins,Alan Staple,John Kinder,Paul D Williams,Rob Morton,Ant Smeaton,Lee Frost, Simon Lancaster, Claire Brister,James Brown.