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RAF Cosford team takes on Tour de France challenge

Sgt Nick Heyes of Kirkham Flight from No.1 School of Technical Training is tackling a cycle challenge like no other. He's racing his colleagues along the entire 2017 Tour de France route in support of two charities, the RAF Benevolent Fund and Neuroblastoma UK. They aim to complete the 3,516km route in just three weeks.

Tour de France route

The group is made up of Sgt Heyes and his Kirkham Flight colleagues, Fg Off Serres, WO Coutts, FS Edwards and Sgts Hancox, Eccleston, Griffths, Caddick, McGuckian, Simpson and Westwood.

Nick decided to do this race after tragically losing his daughter to neuroblastoma in 2007. He says: "I thought that it might be a good challenge to do, to help support Neuroblastoma UK in their mission to fund research into finding a cure for cancer. This includes supporting the RAF Benevolent Fund who were there for me when dealing with the loss of my daughter Casie."

"This year's Le Tour de France seemed like the ideal opportunity and challenge for me and my fellow colleagues to help generate funds and awareness for these amazing charities."

If you'd like to support the team you can do so on their fundraising page, or by texting either KFCC48 5 to 70070 to give £5 to the RAF Benevolent Fund or KFCC47 5 to give £5 to Neuroblastoma UK.

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