8000 Mile Cycle Ride

28th April 2016

One of our former pupils, Morgan Bywater who is an Army Officer is cycling 8,000 miles across South America to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Morgan Bywater, aged 23, is completing the challenge with friends Henry Jeffers and Nathan Bell who he met after joining the Army Reserves while at Leeds University.

The former Hall Orchard Primary, Humphrey Perkins and Rawlins pupil began the journey back in October 2015, shortly after passing out of Sandhurst Military Academy.

The team have been following the Andes Trail running along the west coast of the South American continent, passing through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and will finish in Colombia in June.

The group said: “This is a trip of a lifetime but not completely self indulged. The three of us, Nathan, an Army Physical Training Instructor, Morgan, a Commissioned Officer going regular in September, and Henry serving with 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, felt only a truly arduous challenge could have been worthy enough to support our wounded heroes coming back from operations. Our challenge will see us cover over 8,000 miles over deserts, mountains and jungle in all manors of arduous conditions".

So far the group has raised more than £4,000 through their online donation page.

For more information on the trip and to donate to Help for Heroes, please visit:https://www.pedallingpatagonia.com


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