Friends to cycle over 800 miles in memory of Herefordshire man

PUBLISHED: 13:42 14 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:59 14 August 2015

L to R: Will Gledhill, Tom Harrison, Arulkumaran Umapathy and Tristan Parker

L to R: Will Gledhill, Tom Harrison, Arulkumaran Umapathy and Tristan Parker


Four friend are making the long journey from Lands End to John O’Groats on bikes in memory of their friend from Herefordshire, Ollie Thomas, who died in Afghanistan last year

Will Gledhill, 29, Tom Harrison, 27, Arulkumaran Umapathy, 28, and Tristan Parker, 27, are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats over the first two weeks of August in memory of their friend Ollie Thomas.

Ollie was one of five servicemen killed when a helicopter crashed on a routine flight in Afghanistan on April 26 last year. The 26-year-old reservist who grew up in Kington was an intelligence specialist and had previously worked for the former Brecon and Radnor Liberal Democrat MP Roger Williams.

The four friends are raising money for three chairites which were dear to Ollie: SSAFA, United Through Sport and Raleigh International, and have reached £4,363.00 as of August 14. To sponsor them, click to visit their fundraiser page.


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