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Fundraising war heroes to visit Wirral
A TEAM of war heroes is set to call into Wirral as part of a gruelling country-wide bike ride.
Three ex-servicemen and one civilian will arrive at Seacombe Ferry on September 25 before continuing their journey back to Plymouth the next day.
And organisers are calling on local people to get behind the men as they pass through Wirral on the 3,000-mile charity challenge.
Bill Beecroft, from the Royal Marine Association, said: “They are doing this ride the hardest way – taking the toughest route along the country’s coast. One of the men is a triple amputee while another was severely wounded so this is not going to be easy for them.
“We want as many local people as possible to come out and support them and give them a big cheer.
"It would be great if we could give them a really warm welcome when they arrive at Seacombe.”
The mammoth 32-day challenge began in Plymouth yesterday and the team is making its way up the east coast of the country, through London, Scarborough, Aberdeen and Glasgow.
The route will then take them back to Plymouth via Broughton-in-Furness, Lancaster, Wallasey and Tenby.
Bill added: “This is the first time this particular route has been done so it is difficult to say how they will cope and whether they will be able to do it again next year.
“It will be great for them to come through so much of Wirral’s coastline as part of their challenge.”
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