I have managed to secure a ballot place on this years RideLondon event on Sun 29th May.
This year the route starts on the Victoria Embankment and finishes on Tower Bridge. Being an armed forces veteran I decided to use this opportunity to try and raise some money for charity. One charity in particular stood out, as a very close personal friend of mine ( also an armed forces veteran) has continually had use their expertise to help treat PTSD following his service. ‘Combat Stress’ is a charity that goes about its business, for the most part, as a relatively unknown entity. It provides vital mental health support to veterans and their families when periods in their life can become extremely difficult.
I know times are particularly difficult with the current cost of living rises, but it would be greatly appreciated if anyone would like to, or is able to, make any size of donation to help keep this vital charity going. I know it will be used to great effect. I have set up a fundraising page directly with Combat Stress so every penny raised (Inc any gift aid) will go directly to the charity – you can donate here – https://events.combatstress.org.uk/fundraisers/andyoliver
As I carry a permanent knee injury following my own service, the additional challenge is for me to drag myself around a 100mile route. A drop in the ocean for some of you no doubt but a challenge for me none the less.
A massive thank you in advance of any support you can spare.