A group of women are calling on members of the public to help raise money for a military charity.
On October 24, people are being asked to cycle any distance to help the Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) group reach their target of 2,020 miles.
The group are known for taking on extreme challenges around the world. The only difference in this new challenge is that people can take part no matter where they are.
The FWC have always had the support of military charity the Royal British Legion and wanted to help return the support. Especially this year more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic putting a stop to normal fundraising efforts. Heather Sharp, Founder of the FWC, said:
“The RBL support so many smaller organisations, like Forces Wives Challenge. Now it’s our turn to help them.”
They created #Pedal4Poppies to give back their support, and now they are asking for anyone who can to get involved. Heather said:
"Normally our events are just for our members but this is something that everyone can take part in, and for the military community it's lovely that we can all do it together."
There are no maximum or minimum miles to do. Heather is aiming to cycle 15 miles herself and hopes that people will take part, even if they are still riding with stabilisers.
To take part in #Pedal4Poppies you can sign up here.