A team of eight RAF personnel based at RAF High Wycombe have set off on an epic cycling challenge from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
The team, calling themselves 'Relentless Ride', set out on the 3 September, and hope to complete the journey in the next few days.
Sergeant Derek “Dutch” Holland, who is leading the team, had this to say:
“We decided to help the RAF Benevolent Fund as they do so much to support serving and former RAF personnel and their families.
“Corporal William ‘Charlie’ Manson is a great example of that. We worked together at RAF Halton from 2005-2007. Charlie injured his lower spine during a mortar attack in Iraq and was medically discharged from the RAF. Attempts to find suitable housing proved unsuccessful. The RAFBF were able to provide him with a house through their Housing Trust and make a real difference in his life.
“This case is just one of many that the RAF Benevolent Fund takes on, and they wouldn’t be able to do it without people making donations, so we’re really keen to get them all the support we can.”