Having been given a SSAFA 2016 Ride to the Somme cycling top by our Chairman Peter Morrison I researched the story behind it.


The findings left me in awe and on that note David Coyle my supervisor in the Glasgow School of Art joined me in signing up for this year's event. ( We had to pay £100 each for the privilege )


I will let the pictures tell the story but have to say a big thanks to all my sponsors ie: Mrs Catherine O' Neil the Glasgow Central Station Support Assistant for giving permission to set up a static bike in the station twice to help raise a pledge you had to sign up to of raising £1400.  Over £2000 was raised not counting donations from the Branch and Members including family and friends.


Mark Green -  Virgin Rail Manager Glasgow Central Station for providing both us with 2 free first class tickets to London and back.


Colonel David Steele MBE ( our Vice President) and his wife Sarah for their hospitality on our journey to the Imperial War Museum having gained both of us permission to live in Her Majesties The Queen Elizabeths Windsor Castle Horse Stables accomadation and on the way back Wellington Barracks the Guards Barracks.  What a privilege!!


Colonel Bob Steele and his wife Dr Joyce for all their time and effort keeping us focused on the task ahead .


Last but not least thanks to the Chairman, Trustees and Members of the Branch, including all those that sponsored us for their loyal support.


We put in the miles but all of you gave us the fuel to complete the task.  For that we thank you from the bottom of our Hearts as we were part of a very humbling experience.


God Bless

You can view the photos here.