Soldier Simon pedals 170 miles on static bike in aid of Blind Veterans UK charity
PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 October 2016
A soldier from Exmouth cycled 170 miles on a static bicycle in aid of Blind Veterans UK, a national charity for vision-impaired ex-service men and women.
Simon Hebson, 43, cycled for more than nine hours straight at Tesco, Exeter, raising more than £700 for the cause.
He was supported in his efforts by blind veteran John Evans. Simon, a Coldstream Guard for 23 years, who is now part of the Army Reserves, was John’s guide in the Blind Veterans UK 100k London to Brighton event, earlier this year.
Speaking about his cycle marathon, Simon said: “It was definitely challenging, not only physically but mentally. You’re not moving, don’t see the countryside change, but it was great so many supported the cause.”
John, 62, from Talaton, said: “It was amazing that Simon was on his bike all day to raise money for the charity. I was more than happy to go along to wave the Blind Veterans UK flag.”