Flight Lieutenant Tristram Carter of 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force, based at RAF Cosford in the West Midlands, is cycling from John O’Groats to Lands’ End in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund in July 2016. Tristram is the Training Officer for 605 Sqn and last year he was one of a group of 52 who cycled from Paris to London in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, and they were all on Brompton folding bikes! Tristram decided that the ride was not challenging enough, so by the time the group reached London he had told his fellow riders that he would be riding his Brompton from John O’Groats to Lands’ End in 2016 – and he really is!
Taking approximately 14 days Tristram hopes to cover the 900 plus miles at an average of 70 miles per day. He will be camping out most nights with the odd night in RAF accommodation or staying with family, and he will celebrate his 60thbirthday enroute! Tristram is passionate about the work of the military charities. In a former job he worked for a military charity and has first-hand experience of the good that the charities do and the suffering they help relieve for all generations, from those injured or traumatised in recent combat operations to those of the older generations who have fallen on hard times.
Wallis will be sponsoring Flight Lieutenant Tristram Carter and we hope everyone that is reading this can give as much as they can by going to Tristram’s just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/tristram-carter1
More information on the RAF Benevolent Fund can be found by following this link: https://www.rafbf.org/
If you would like to read more on the challenge facing Tristram then follow this link: https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs/900-miles-14-days-two-small-wheels