Day 17 – it wasn’t the sheets that were crumpled

Neil writes: Day 17 (15 riding) made it to Normansland (near Downton), Wiltshire. A half days’ ride and tent up in plenty of time until a rogue caravan came rolling across the site embedding itself in the support vans door….fortunately no-one was hurt in any way but now we have no operable drivers door!

The donations link is still available for anyone who would like to donate to this worthy cause Help for Heroes. All money raised will be going to the charity to help the men and women injured in conflicts.

No funds are used to pay for this trip.

Day 16 – added motorcycles outriders!

Neil writes: Day 16 (14 riding) weather held off, hills not too severe. We had 3 motorcycle outriders today which made negotiating junctions and roundabouts so much easier and safer.

We did carry out a service at the RAF memorial at Runnymede where 20,000 guys are remembered who have no known grave.

We also paid our respects at the memorial for the Norway coastal campaign amongst others.

Rider Chris Rolfe writes:

Had the most incredible 2 days with the Hero JOGLE Relay.

Downham to Colchester and onto the Cenotaph, battling headwinds, hills and some serious traffic. 144 miles in total, some tough sections but seeing the guys doing the whole route cracking on just inspires you to keep going, and all the most amazing cause

If anyone would like to sponsor me and everyone who’s ridden and help out this amazing charity, please follow the link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-rolfe8

Day 16 – Welcome to Brookwood (Video)

On arrival at Brookwood the Pipes and Drum band of Gordon’s School led by Pipe Major Mrs Iona Scotson played us into the cemetery.

Later they also performed at our remembrance ceremony attended by Major General Tim Sullivan (Deputy Lord Lieutenant)

Day 14 – a guest post from Joyce Dawn Moore

I appreciate everything these cyclists are doing for the charity. It’s been hard year all round and I admire my them all for getting “tender bits” in aid of the charity.

Our heroes go the extra mile each day, and this team is doing just that 😃

Words and pictures by Joyce Dawn Moore (taken 2 days ago at Goojerat Barracks, Colchester at the memorial to the RMP6)

Day 15 – The Cenotaph and a VIP – Please Donate!

A visit and a cheer from Help For Heroes CEO Melanie Waters OBE as Mel says: “You’re really making a difference”

As we said earlier today: “…in the end, it’s about the blokes. The wounded, injured and sick serving and veteran and their families…

…Give us your money. Donate here: https://bit.ly/DonateToHeroJOGLERelay Please.”

We reached £10k, can YOU help us to £15k?

We’re getting a lot of likes and love on social media, and that’s great.

But in the end, it’s about the blokes. The wounded, injured and sick serving and veteran and their families.

So, to paraphrase Bob Geldof.

Give us your money.

Donate here.

https://bit.ly/DonateToHeroJOGLERelay

Please.

Maria writes of her Hero JOGLE Relay experience

Maria: Another fantastic day… ceremonies and wreath laying on military graves and at the Cenotaph. An emotional ceremony this morning at Colchester where the family and military were in attendance. Welcome committees, bagpipes, cake, strangers donatiing money and so many memories, emotions and just fantastic banter to mention in one post!
Will miss these chaps – have laughed so much …and riden lots of miles – 90 today.
If you’d still like to donate to Help for Heroes here’s my Justgiving link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/maria-reardon1

Brookwood 1945 Memorial

Brookwood is the UK’s largest CWGC cemetery and the Ring is a stunning memorial.

At our visit today, we shall have the Gordon’s School Pipes and Drums with us which should make it a poignant act of remembrance for our riders.

(c) CWGC

Within Surrey Help for Heroes has reached approximately 250 veterans of all ages and from all conflicts.  Your donations to one of our riders or to the ride in general at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hero-JOGLE-Relay will boost the much needed efforts of Help for Heroes to continue supporting veterans who have become injured or ill as a result of service, and reach those who need help, but have yet to find them.

In total they have supported over 26,500 beneficiaries.

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