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Bike tour stops off at Tedworth House
11:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
WOUNDED soldiers visited Tedworth House in Tidworth on the route of their 2,000km (1,250 miles) bike ride touring the country’s Premier League football stadiums.
The groupvisitedSt Mary’s Stadium, home of Southampton FC, before arriving at Tedworth House Recovery Centre on Tuesday.
The Cycle 2000 challenge began at Old Trafford in Manchester on 3 August and will finish at the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City, tomorrow.
Money raised will be used to support specific training, education and resettlement initiatives run by Help for Heroes and ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity.
The team is made up of civilians, serving and former soldiers, three of whom are amputees, and three former injured soldiers, who now work for Barclays, pioneering the Armed Forces Transition, Employment and Resettlement (AFTER) programme, a £1m Barclays partnership with the Ministry of Defence to support 1,000 wounded in service personnel and help them into employment with leading businesses.
Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, chief of staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: “The Cycle 2000 Challenge is another example of Barclays’ incredible ongoing commitment and enthusiasm for helping wounded, sick and injured armed forces personnel.”
Bryn Parry, co-founder of Help for Heroes said: “As Help for Heroes began with a cycle ride through the battlefields of northern France, this fundraiser is close to our hearts and we send the Cycle 2000 team our very best wishes.”
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