Steve Craddock: One month to go before we embark on our epic cycle ride

Now only one month to go before we embark on our epic cycle ride. Really just trying to tie up a few loose ends. We've been doing some press and really trying to get the word out about the challenge.

We are continuing our training to ensure we are ready for the rigours of the Challenge. One of the reasons for the ride is to commemorate the 10th year since Bryn Parry & Emma Parry along with several others decided to set up the charity, and what a difference we have made
in such a short time. £300m raised, 4 recovery centres built, Headley court swimming pool and gym facility completed. A little known fact is that we have donated £30 million to 60 partner charities who are also doing great work for our wounded, sick & injured. This charity really does do what it says on the tin. Our youngest beneficiary is 18 and our oldest is over 90 years of age. Got to say I'm excited but a little apprehensive about the challenge ahead. But know
that this is massively important to our brother Lee Patmore as he takes on the 1400 miles and 63000ft Of climbing on a handbike over the toughest terrain the UK can throw at us. Lee suffers with Fibromyalgia and is mainly confined to a wheelchair. He will be in pain and discomfort for the whole of our journey. But with myself and Brian Kilgannon as well as our support team Ryan Kilgannon, Mandy Nannyma Falloon and Duncan Griffiths we will get him to the end of the journey. Must also mention our sponsors, Sun Newspaper, Goatham's Carol Ford and GORE BIKE WEAR and GORE RUNNING WEAR for their unstinting support. I would also
like to thank our great friend and Patron Jodie Kidd who will be joining us for part of the ride. You can show your support by going to or you can text RTOR 99 to 70070 and donate some of your very hard earned money. Please could you spread the word amongst your friends. Thank you. Remember, they don't want your sympathy, just a #helpinghand will you give that #helpinghand?