Hudson targets Big Battlefield Bike Ride

James Hudson, Gallery Direct commercial director is set to mark Armed Forces Day by cycling 400km from northern France to Paris in an effort to raise £3,000 for Help For Heroes.

The Big Battlefield Bike Ride will take place from 24-29 June, and will commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and Armed Forces Day. James has signed up for the ride and has launched a fund-raising campaign, aiming to raise £3000 for the organisers, Help for Heroes.

The ride starts from Sainte-Mere-Eglise in northern France going to the D-Day beaches Omaha, Gold and Juno. It then follows the path of British expeditionary forces, by exploring Bayeux, Lisieux and Bernay, concluding in Paris on Armed Forces Day.

‘I was privileged to be part of the 5th Battalion Royal Green Jackets Reserves for seven years so had a small insight into the life of the regular army and realise the struggles some soldiers have after leaving service. And, as many will know, the 2 Rifles Battalion is supported by The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, our industry charity, so the military has a strong link to myself and the furniture industry. This is an ideal opportunity to help raise funds for such a worthy charity, whilst enjoying cycling with like-minded people and good friends,’ says Hudson.

‘I will be paying all my own travel costs and therefore 100% of the donations that I receive will go directly to the charity. I’m really excited about the challenge and looking forward to getting on my bike for the French tour.’

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