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Tim & Roy Rev into Action for Bike Tours for the Wounded

Thursday 19th March 2015

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Rygor, the UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle Dealer group has long supported Bike Tours for the Wounded, through the loan of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, but this month two Rygor team members are getting into gear all in the name of fundraising.

The UK-based charity provides wounded, injured and sick, veteran and serving personnel, with life-changing trips on Route 66 in America, on the back of Harley Davidson bikes.

These trips are proving to be beneficial as part of the Service Personnel’s recovery programmes. The trips create opportunities to build new relationships, provide a focus and goal and offer the participants something to look forward to. Many of those who take part wouldn’t have believed it would be possible to be part of such an event, after sustaining their injuries.

Through fundraising, Bike Tours for the Wounded fund 52 FREE places each year.

Roy Simpson, Rygor Group Used Truck Manager and Tim Page Rygor Westbury Van Manager, have committed to help the charity with its fundraising this year by taking part in the John O’Groats to Land’s End motor cycle rally.

The challenge starts in Scotland on Friday 24th April and the group is due to arrive at Land’s End on Monday 27th April.  More than 25 bikes will take part, many carrying a wounded soldier.

Roy Simpson said: “This is going to be a fantastic fundraising event, which both Tim and I are greatly looking forward to, but it is going to be even better knowing that we’re raising money for such a worthwhile cause.”

Tim Page said: “These guys are real heroes and they deserve our help. It is heart-warming to see that so many people have already donated to help make these life changing experiences possible!”

Tim Stacey, Managing Director, said: “At Rygor, we have chosen to support Bike Tours For The Wounded as it is a charity very close to our hearts. Many of our team here are ex-Military, or have spouses and family members in the forces, and we feel it is important to give something back to those who have worked so hard as members of the armed forces. It is always a proud moment to see members of our team working hard to raise money for charity and I wish Roy and Tim the very best of luck in this challenge.”

Bike Tours for the Wounded Organiser, Darren Clover, said: -“Rygor continues to support our cause and for this we are extremely grateful. We are very excited to have both Tim and Roy on-board with our John O’Groats to Land’s End fundraising event. None of our efforts are possible without finding experienced riders with enough time and affordability to join us on tour and carry one of our wounded guys. For their time and effort we are very thankful.”

You can donate by visiting http://www.gofundme.com/knlukg and you can find out more about the charity, by visiting www.biketoursforthewounded.co.uk

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