Unite members get on their bike for ‘Help for Heroes’

Unite members get on their bike for 'Help for Heroes'

08 July 2013

Members of Unite, one of the largest unions in Wales, will get on their bikes to play their part in an epic adventure from Land’s End to John O’Groats in support of Help for Heroes.

Unite members will take part in the bike ride at its various stages, starting at Land’s End tomorrow (Tuesday 9 July) and finally finishing at John O’Groats on 22 July. The sponsored cycle will arrive in Monmouth on 12 July and then on to the Midlands and Clun the next day.

Unite Wales secretary Andy Richards said: “Unite Wales is very proud to be doing our bit to support such an important cause like ‘Help for Heroes’, which provides vital assistance to those men and women who are injured serving their country.

"Unite will be joining forces en route from Land’s End to John O’Groats with members of the Royal Artillery regiment, including the colonel and the regimental sergeant.”

Unite Wales chair Mike Jenkins said: “I am pleased to be able to play my part on this marathon bike ride, joining friends and colleagues on the Welsh leg of the journey. It is important that we remember however tough this trek may feel to us in the coming days, it is nothing compared to what those we are doing this for have faced. If anyone else wishes to join us on the ride or to show their support then please do get in touch.”


The ride will start on Tuesday 9 July at 09:00 from Land’s End. All subsequent stages will also commence at 09:00.

The Wales leg will start at 09:00 on Saturday 13 July from Monmouth.

Funds being raised by Unite Wales are for the 104 Regiment Royal Artillery Charitable Fund. Any donations should be made payable to the Unite Pontypool Benevolent Fund and sent to the Unite district office in Pontypool: 3-3a High Street, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 6EY.

For further information contact Unite Wales officer Jeff Woods on 07793 594960