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Wounded veteran urges others to join him and stand up for Help for Heroes UK News

A former member of the British Army is part of a team of six wounded veterans who are urging others to join them and stand up to raise vital funds for other wounded and sick veterans.

Andy Perrin, a Royal Signals sergeant at Barnet, has signed up for Help for Heroes’ new fundraiser, Heroes Ride 200, which requires participants to travel 200 miles, individually or cumulatively as a team, anywhere and on any bike, between June. 1 and 30. Along with five other veterans, he created a special team of veterans, the “Heroes Team”, who joined together for mutual support and motivation. Me Perrin, 42, will ride 800 miles on his racing bike, both outdoors and on his turbo trainer at home.

After sustaining a knee injury after putting too much stress on his joints during operational tours in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan during his 12 years in the military, the now full-time teacher has developed Crohn’s disease and depression took him out of active service.

Andy Perrin served in the Royal Signals

Andy Perrin served in the Royal Signals

It took a while for Andy’s Crohn’s to be overpowered. During this time, he first used cycling for his rehabilitation and joined the Help for Heroes community, the Band of Brothers, taking on incredible challenges, including Race across America in 2017, and his gold medal performance at the Invictus Games.

Mr Perrin said: “Cycling has been an incredibly important part of my recovery. Getting out and out in the fresh air frees your mind and it’s part of the healing process. Camaraderie – going to a cafe to have a chat after a the ride is often as good as the ride itself.

“So, I encourage everyone to sign up for Heroes Ride 200. You can do it as an individual challenge, but why not join some friends? By signing up for the Heroes team, I know we will stay motivated. if we are struggling and, like most things, it will be more fun to challenge with like-minded people. ”

Andy Perrin to attend Help for Heroes cycling fundraiser in June

Andy Perrin to attend Help for Heroes cycling fundraiser in June

Hannah Lawton, Sports Recovery Manager at Help for Heroes, added: “With Heroes Ride 200, we hope to encourage many more to join us, regardless of their skills or fitness level, and to enjoy the health benefits. health of being on two wheels. While increasing their vitality. funds for wounded and sick veterans. ”

To register for Heroes Ride 200, visit

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This notice was published: 2021-05-18 16:00:00