Endurance bike ride visits Carver Barracks

PUBLISHED: 09:50 06 August 2010

Cyclists from the Royal Engineers based Wiltshire ahead of their 650-mile endurance cycle ride to all the major Royal Engineer Units including Carver Barracks

Cyclists from the Royal Engineers based Wiltshire ahead of their 650-mile endurance cycle ride to all the major Royal Engineer Units including Carver Barracks

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SOLDIERS from the Royal Engineers stopped off at the Carver Barracks in Wimbish during a 650-mile endurance cycle ride to all of their major bases in the UK.

SOLDIERS from the Royal Engineers stopped off at the Carver Barracks in Wimbish during a 650-mile endurance cycle ride to all of their major bases in the UK.

The saddle-hardened soldiers are hoping to raise £10,000 for four service charities – the Army Benevolent Fund, the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association, Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

The route encompassed 25 counties and 25 Royal Engineer Units including the barracks near Saffron Walden which is home to 33 and 101 Engineer Regiments.

“This is a fantastic effort by a determined group of young soldiers to raise money for very deserving military charities,” said Lt Col Jim Landon, Commanding Officer, Land Warfare Centre Battle Group.

“It is an ambitious project that will test their fitness and endurance. I wish them all the very best and am confident that they will achieve their aims.”

The team of 30 cyclists started their journey last Monday and finished on Tuesday. Riding in teams of six they completed about 80 miles per day. For more information or to sponsor the soldiers visit

www.ironsaddle.co.uk.

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