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Tour de Troops raises thousands

Tour de Troops raises thousands

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25 Aug, 2019

The gruelling 570-mile cycle ride has raised £8,000-plus for the Felix Fund

Tour de Troops The Castles 2019 has raised £8,264 for the Felix Fund, the charity that helps bomb disposal and search personnel and their families. Cyclists took on a mammoth 570-mile (900km) bike ride from Edinburgh to Cardiff in June. The four-day ride took in three of the UK’s most significant castles. For the second year running, defence and cyber security company, L3 TRL Technology, based in Tewkesbury, was the lead sponsor of this gruelling charity fundraising challenge and itself entered a team of five cyclists.

‘The Felix Fund helps bomb disposal and search personnel and their families. It is such an important charity, and one that is extremely close to my heart, having seen first-hand the amazing work it does,’ says Captain James Wadsworth, founder of Tour de Troops The Castles. Capt. Wadsworth joined the Army in 1995, worked in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, and served in dangerous postings in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

This year, a special reception party greeted riders as they crossed the finishing line, and they enjoyed performances from the Welsh Male Voice Choir as well as a three-course dinner.

There is still time to donate to this challenge. To do so, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tourdetroops For details on the Felix Fund, go to www.felixfund.org.uk

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