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Royal Navy Officers to cycle the length of the UK

2 March 2018
Two Royal Navy Officers based at Britannia Royal Naval College are set to cycle the length of the United Kingdom, in a bid to raise money for charity.

Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Charles George and SLt Luke Tupholme will set off from Land’s End, Cornwall on Monday 5 March.

They plan to make their way to John O’Groats via various Armed Forces locations, arriving at the most North-Easterly point of mainland Britain nine days later; a distance of around 900 miles.

The cyclists are aiming to raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity, a charity that provides support to serving and former members of the Naval Service and their families.

The two Junior Officers, who are currently training as a Pilot and Observer, joined the Royal Navy in September 2016 and commissioned as Officers at Britannia Royal Naval College together in April 2017.

Charles has previous experience of long distance cycling after completing an ironman in September 2015, however for Luke, this will be the first time he has taken on such a demanding distance.

This is an excellent opportunity to both raise awareness of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, through a challenging cycle, but also to give back to a charity which continually supports us, as part of the Naval Service.

Both men came up with the idea whilst looking for a challenge which would allow them to share their interest in physical endurance, teamwork and of course, conducting events in support of good causes.

Charles said: “We are well aware of the sacrifices made by both serving individuals and their families. This is an excellent opportunity to both raise awareness of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, through a challenging cycle, but also to give back to a charity which continually supports us, as part of the Naval Service.”

The cycle will take the pair through some of the UK’s most scenic, but challenging cycling terrain, passing Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor, the Wye Valley, Lake District and Scotland’s famous Glencoe and Loch Ness.

Anyone wishing to support Charles and Luke, can do so online by logging on to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RNRMC-LEJOG-CYCLE#

You can also follow the pair’s progress on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RNRMCLEJOGCYCLE

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