Scotty’s Little Riders have organised a charity ride from Ypres in Belgium to Worcester in the UK, all to support the wonderful charity of Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
Riders Lee Cox, Graham Moakes, Nigel Howard, Dave Robins (all ex-Army) and Jim Shakesheff will depart for Ypres on July 6th before riding to Dunkerque on the 7th.
The team of five will then carry on from Dover to Crawley on the 8th – and following a ride from Crawley to Marlborough on the 9th – the charity ride will finish at Worcester on the 10th July with a celebration in which renowned country, folk and pop singer Devon Mayson will be singing live.
The event on Sunday 10 July at Arch Rivals Micro Brewery will be sponsored by Hartlebury Brewery who are providing a free firkin of Scotty’s Bitter for the event, while there will also be a silent auction, raffle and a BBQ to welcome back the riders.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved British Forces children and young people. Inspired by the experience of Army widow Nikki Scott, the charity honours husband Corporal Lee Scott’s memory, both as a loyal soldier and loving father.
The charity provides a practical yet personal way for the public at large to show their appreciation for those brave individuals who make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.
Lee Cox, who is leading this event, said: “I formed Scotty’s Riders in 2021 to raise awareness and much needed support for Scotty’s Little Soldiers. Myself and my wife Mandy have been volunteer regional coordinators for some years and just wanted to do more for the charity.
“My colleagues are all ex-forces from the Royal Corps of Signals. We once all served together and it is great to join back up together again after all these years.
“Scotty’s is close to my heart having lost friends with children and we now know they will be supported and given the opportunity to receive vital support and help while they grow up and always be part of a family that will always be there for them.”
With the help of Francourt Events who are organising the logistics in Belgium and France, Scotty’s Little Riders will be making various stops at key points throughout the ride to pay respects to those who went before us in WW1 and WW2, at Ypres, Esquelbecq and Dunkerque.
Lee added: “Thanks to Francourt Events we know this will be a unique experience for the team and create some special memories.”