ON 1 August, ex-Servicemen Pete Bray and Harry Glover, from 22 SAS and 4/73 Special OP Battery, will embark on a never-done-before 15,000-mile motorbike journey beginning at Buckingham Palace and taking them across Europe to 26 capital cities
Code-named Triumph over Tragedy, the voyage will raise funds and awareness for the following charities:
- BLESMA – which works to improve the lives of men and women who have lost limbs in combat
- Soldiers off the Street – which provides clothing, food, rehabilitation and advice on a range of issues from alcoholism to housing and employment
- Alder Hey Children’s Charity
Pete said: “BLESMA and Soldiers off the Streets are working tirelessly to support those who are often forgotten by the system. These charities are life-changing for ex-Servicemen and women who have not been as fortunate as us.”
A sponsor’s dream
With just a few weeks to go, the dynamic duo are looking for sponsors to help provide food, fuel and equipment for the 15,000 mile journey, which will cost £50,000 to undertake.
This is a rare opportunity for sponsors to be seen all over Europe in supporting a truly original record-breaking event. More importantly, it is a chance to give something back to the men and women who have given so much to their country.
Events are planned in every city with the help of each country’s veteran organisations; many bikers will join the boys along the way to help raise the profile of the expedition even further and harness international support for the causes.