Brompton bicycle fan Flt Lt Tristram Carter has decided to mark his 60th birthday with an epic challenge to cycle, single-handedly, from John O'Groats to Land's End all in aid of the Fund!
Tristram, a full-time Reservist based at RAF Cosford, hopes to raise £1,000 with his remarkable endeavour and plans to carry all he needs packed up on his bike. He will cycle around 70 miles a day to complete his challenge within the two weeks he has allowed himself.
Training officer Tristram said: "I did last year's Paris to London bike ride and after about two days I thought I am not being challenged this is not as hard as I thought it would be. I decided that I would do something much more challenging.
"I decided to do the ride unsupported because it would cost more to be staying in B&Bs. I would end up spending £500 when the point of the exercise is to raise money not spend it!"
Tristram plans to head out on his trip on July 13th and has been busy training to prepare.
He added: "I am training with the bike loaded as it would be for the actual ride, with all the gear on the back and front. I have my tent, sleeping bag, rations, a stove and three changes of clothes."
Tristram has seen first hand the work military charities do and, after raising £1,662 completing the Paris to London bike ride, he is keen to continue supporting the Fund.
If you would like to sponsor Tristram you can do so through his JustGiving page here.