Two Veterans, Two Trikes, and One-Tough-Challenge

Two Veterans have chosen to undertake one tough challenge in support of the two charities that have helped them since being discharged from the Army.

Patrick Medhurst-Feeney and Laura Ellis were both medically discharged due to injuries attributable to their service. Patrick and Laura suffer with physical and mental health conditions, that has a huge effect on their daily lives.

After receiving help from both VWD and H4H, the pair got together and decided that they wanted to do something to 'give back' to the charities and came up with the idea of a fundraising challenge. But not any ordinary challenge - they have set themselves the task of cycling from Edinburgh to Exeter on recumbent bikes!

Laura will be using an ICE Trike which uses foot power, and Patrick on his Top End Force 3 hand bike. A whopping 518 miles each on a trike. They have to use a recumbent cycle as their disabilities restrict them from using a normal bicycle.

Setting off on 13th May, they will be completing the challenge in 10 days, stopping at Moffat, Penrith, Lancaster, Widnes, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Thornbury, Shrewsbury and finally Exeter.

With training in full swing, the challenge has brought a renewed sense of purpose for Patrick and Laura - something to aim for - and a sense of achievement that can only be reached by pushing beyond the norm.

All of the technical and administrative arrangements are being organised between the two - with fundraising also being part of their huge list of tasks

You can see their progress by visiting their Facebook page and if you would like to donate they have an online donation page at thetriketour17