A SQUAD of soldiers set out from Redditch Town Hall on Tuesday (July 19) to cycle 388 miles in a week.
The off-duty soldiers from the 37th Signal Regiment in Redditch were waved off from the Town Hall on the first leg of their journey by the Mayor of Redditch, Councillor Joe Baker (Lab, Arrow Valley East) who said: “I am proud to support their efforts here today – although it’s a very big undertaking and rather them than me.
“It is so important to support our army reservists because not only do our own armed forces protect our national interests and keep us safe but they also form part of a wider community.”
37th Signal Regiment is a regional Army Reserve Regiment with Squadrons across the UK and Expedition ‘Winged Lion’ is a cycling tour of all their Army Reserve Centres (ARC).
The team in Redditch chose to support Redditch Night Stop in their recent ‘sleep out’ to raise awareness of those at risk of or suffering from homelessness.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/37th-Signal-Regiment-Army-Reserve to donate.