Published in Liverpool Echo Aug 2010
MERSEYSIDE soldier Andy Reid will be leading a band of bikers on a ‘numb bum run’ the length of the UK.
Andy, 33, from St Helens, lost both of his legs and an arm in an explosion in Afghanistan last year while serving with the third battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
On August 27, using a specially converted trike, he will lead a convoy of six bikers from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.
Andy will be joined by Merseyside police traffic officer PC Gareth Olley, organiser and ex-solider Cliff Williams, from St Helens; Karl Duvall, 34, from Winsford; Simon Goodall, 46, from Ellesmere Port; 61-year-old retired Crosby solider John McKeown; and Colette Engelen, 30, also from St Helens.
Last month, Andy did a sky dive for ABF The Soldiers' Charity who kitted out his home after he was injured by a landmine.
Andy rode one handed on an adapted Boom Fun 500
A real Hero and not long after explosion,
Andy Reid New Adventure
Now with more powerful trike.
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