David and Harrison Davies, a father and son cycling duo have taken on a 600km ride from Germany to England in aid of Help for Heroes.
Their motivation to do so came from David’s Father, Owen who tragically lost two brothers, Jimmy and John in WWII. Supported at the wheel by David’s wife, Kim and Owen their ride took them from the starting point at John’s grave in the Reichswald War Cemetery in Kleve, Germany across Holland, Belgium and northern France to Le Havre. Here, they hopped on a ferry to Portsmouth and finished at the Royal Navy war memorial in Southsea where Jimmy is remembered.
David said, “A trip I will always remember, we covered 411 miles at an average speed of just over 14mph and enjoyed every turn of the wheel. We were blessed throughout the entire week with fabulous weather and favourable tail wind and enjoyed an amazing trip, despite me leaving a fair amount of skin on the road in Belgium! We had zero punctures and Harrison was great company and rode all the way as if it was a breeze – Oh, the exuberance of youth! My wife Kim deserves a special mention for being fabulous support and looking after my Father so well throughout - the patience of a saint!”
Congratulations and well done to everyone who made this possible and accomplished this very emotive fundraiser. David and Harrision have raised an incredible total of £1180 for H4H, far exceeding their expectations! If you would like to donate you still can at www.justgiving.com/Harrison-David-Davies1.