Top Cheltenham Hairdresser Joins RAF for Lands End to Cheltenham Cycle Ride

Top Cheltenham Hairdresser Joins RAF for Lands End to Cheltenham Cycle Ride
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Celebrity snipper Stuart Holmes will next week be putting down his scissors in order to join a team of RAF personnel who are cycling 300 miles in three days from Lands End to Cheltenham.

 

Celebrity snipper Stuart Holmes will next week be putting down his scissors in order to join a team of RAF personnel who are cycling 300 miles in three days from Lands End to Cheltenham.

 

 

 

 

The cycle ride is being organised in aid of Help for Heroes and will see Stuart and 12 personnel from RAF Brize Norton attempt to complete the 300-mile route.

 

 

 

 

The military cyclists are all members of 99 Squadron (C-17 aircrew and ground crew) - one of the RAF squadrons responsible for the aero medical evacuation of injured servicemen.  

 

 

 

 

The team, all passionate cyclists, have been training solidly  the for the challenge.

 

 

 

Stuart said: “Each and every member of this sponsored cycle attempt has been moved by the bravery and fortitude of our troops who have been injured. This is why we have chosen to raise money for Help The Heroes.

 

 

“We are really psyched up for this challenge and just cant wait to get going. This ride is obviously slightly more physically challenging that my normal day in the salon however I am looking forward to getting going and pushing myself to complete the ride.”

 

 

 

 

The route that has been selected covers the most arduous and undulating terrain available and will see the team climb over 14,000ft.

 

 

 

 

The ride starts at Lands End on Thursday April 22 and will culminate outside The Stuart Holmes Hair and Beauty Spa at approximately 7.30pm on Saturday April 24 where well-wishers will be gathered for a ‘Welcome Home’ party.

 

 

 

 

Other team members include Phill Radcliffe, Andy Mcintyre, Steven Lloyd, Mark Pummery, Stu McKeag, Tom King, Ian Price, Martyn Davison, Alex Stones, Don Maxwell, Keith Hewitt, Alfie Adamkiewicz, Dave Barsby, Dave Radcliffe, Ken Clarke and Simon Belmont.

 

 

 

 

Warrant Officer Phill Radcliffe said: “The monumental support and assistance that ‘Help for Heroes’ provides is crucial in the continued development and modernisation of several rehabilitation centres which care for the seriously wounded returning from military operations.  

 

 

 

“Help For Heroes is also concerned with the long term sick service personnel and their families who must never be forgotten.  It is for these reasons that the team are embarking upon this challenging bike ride and why we urge you to give generously to this most worthy of causes.”

 

 

To date, the team has raised £2,445. To sponsor them, visit http://www.justgiving.com/helpforheroes300in3

 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

 

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