Soldier’s five day 700 miles

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A Derbyshire soldier is to embark on an epic 700 mile cycle in just FIVE DAYS to visit the graves of 13 fallen colleagues.

Kevin Hough, of Alfreton, will be joined by five soldiers from his regiment, The Queens Royal Lancers, for the mammoth journey around the UK.

Their journey will start on March 23 from Catterick army base, and the brave soldiers will cycle south, calling at each resting place in turn and laying a wreath with a short prayer.

The team will be visiting two sites in Derbyshire on March 24 – one site at Creswell and one at Nether Langwith.

They will then continue south , visiting Wales and Exeter before finishing on Mar 27 in Bovington, Dorset.

At their final stop, the soldiers will have a small remembrance service at the famous tank museum.

Kevin said: “Throughout the years I have been involved in many tours and lost people I worked with and respected dearly.

“As the Regiment will almalgamate in May this will act as a fitting tribute to those that are no longer with us.

“As times change and the Army changes we must not forget all who have gone. We must keep the candle burning and remember them.

As a team of 6 soldiers with very little cycling experience we intend to cycle 700 miles visiting 13 graves in 5 days.

“This will not be easy and will be a very big challenge for everyone involved. However with the correct training and determination we will succeed.”

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