Ride of Thrones cyclists on their bikes for charity

Pedalling in to Luton on the Ride of Thrones
Pedalling in to Luton on the Ride of Thrones

A very special team of cyclists rode into Luton on Monday.

They were taking part in the Ride of Thrones – from Edinburgh Castle to the Tower of London – in aid of the charity Combined Services Disabled Ski Team.

The organisation is dedicated to rehabilitating wounded, sick or injured retired and serving members of the Forces through adaptive (Alpine) ski-ing.

The event was organised by Selex ES, which has an office at Capability Green, Luton, and which makes protective equipment for British forces.

Team members included Selex personnel as well as CSDST athletes, supporters and staff.

They were aiming to raise £20,000 to send two disabled skiers to the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, to join the two already going.

Selex ES boss Norman Bone said: “Because we work to protect the UK’s Armed Forces, the CSDST cause is particularly close to our hearts.

“Getting to meet the team before they headed out for the final leg of the ride was inspiring – the courage and determination of the CSDST athletes is incredible and I’m really proud of the level of support shown by our employees and a huge number of others.”