A colleague of my dad’s – Giovanni Strawbridge will be taking part in the Help for Heroes (H4H) Big Battelfield Bike Ride (BBBR) this May.
Gio will be cycling alongside those people who have been been wounded in the current conflicts. All of them have suffered life-changing injuries but despite this, they will be cycling 350miles from Portsmouth through some of the WWI and WWII battle fields in Somme before they finish in Dunkirk.
In order to take part in the race, Gio is holding a charity golf event on the 14th of March to raise the minimum sponsorship of £2,300 for H4H. Gio is embarking on this race despite being confound to a wheelchair due to MS and battling with cancer for the past two years. Gio will cover an average of 70 miles per day over 5 days. Gio realises it will be a big challenge but is determined to complete the journey in his 3 wheel handcycle.
There should be more people in the world like Gio. He has already had to battle his own illness and despite that is going to cycle the 350 miles. He continues to be positive and set himself big challenges. The golf day takes place on Wednesday the 14th, all details below in the pdf document.
However, you can still support the event if you are not going by donating to the Gio Challenge.
Information about Staverton Park Golf Club
Staverton Park Golf Club is a mature, championship standard 18 hole golf course set in 140 acres of beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. With 4 small lakes and 64 American-style sand traps, Staverton Park offers a challenge to players of all abilities. The facilities have a De Vere Hotel with preferential rates for event players and also a Spa on site.