A lieutenant from Cirencester cycles coast to coast across America to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust
A LIEUTENANT who was born and raised in Cirencester is currently peddling his way across America in a bid to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
Michael Reardon, who attended Kingshill School as a teenager, has been cycling across the continent since July 30 with fellow officer Jon Armstrong.
The pair have been cycling around 80 miles every day and are hoping to finish the mammoth cycle inside six weeks.
Anthony Reardon, father of Michael, said: “I’ve had a few messages from him since he’s been away. I had one to say that he’s in Colorado at the moment.
“I think they are coping quite well. They start cycling at around 4am every morning so they can cycle when it’s cooler outside.
“They have been complaining about the lack of vegetables out there though, he’s told me that everything is either meat, deep-fried or covered in cheese.”
The two men, who are part of the Second Battalion, Gurkha Rifles, are hoping to raise around £5,000 for the charity which supports ex-Gurkha servicemen.
Donations to the pair can be made online by visiting www.justgiving.com/goraa.
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