Skip to content
Recruiting now.Explore navy careers

1000 mile cyclists arrive at HMS Raleigh

29 September 2016
With 930 miles behind them a team of cyclists from Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare (RNRMW) stopped off at HMS Raleigh today (Thursday 29 September) for breakfast cooked by trainee chefs.

The team are now on the last leg of a 1,000 mile journey, which started in Arbroath 10 days ago. 

Since then the team have visited welfare offices across the UK raising awareness of the support that RNRMW provides to Naval Service personnel and their families, while also gratefully accepting donations for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Children’s Fund.

Along the way the team of three cyclists and two support crew have met four Lord Mayors, fixed  three punctures, ridden through torrential downpours and a mini Scottish heatwave, plus they have stayed and had the keys to Carlisle Castle for the night.

With the finish point almost in sight, the #RNRMW1000 team are both tired and elated after what has been an epic adventure for a team of riders who are relative novices to the sport.

Chief Petty Officer Neil Ingram

Leaving HMS Raleigh to head off to their final destination, the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Chief Petty Officer Neil Ingram, a member of the RNRMW team, said: “With the finish point almost in sight, the #RNRMW1000 team are both tired and elated after what has been an epic adventure for a team of riders who are relative novices to the sport.”

Further information on the #RNRMW1000 challenge, the services provided by RNRMW and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund, are available on the Royal Navy website at http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/features/rnrmw1000.

Related articles

Navy News Magazine

We bring you the latest news, features and award-winning photographs from the front-line. Navy News has been reporting on all that happens in the Royal Navy and its wider community since 1954.