Royal Navy sailors from Flag Officer Sea Training based in Plymouth are taking on a mammoth challenge for charity.
The ten-strong team are swapping their sea legs for two wheels. They will be taking on the gruelling task of cycling 925 miles from Lands End to John O’Groates over ten days.
The Plymouth-based riders aim to enhance leadership skills and teamwork while raising money for the Royal Marines and Royal Navy Charity.
The cyclists will rest at fire stations and TA centres en-route in true military style using camp beds and sleeping bags.
The team has been hard at work gearing up for their departure on Friday 5th June from Land’s End.
Lieutenant Commander Bill Booth, one of the riders, said: “We are all really excited. This is a massive personal challenge and we will all benefit from the team-building and finding out about ourselves and each other in a physical and mentally stressful environment.’’
He added: “It’s great to be able to represent the Royal Navy and promote the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.”
To support the team you can visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/fostlejog2015 (copy & paste)