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Cyclist ready for big ride

Nick Zammit will take part in the Big Battlefield Bike Ride for Help for Heroes from June 1-8.

Nick Zammit will take part in the Big Battlefield Bike Ride for Help for Heroes from June 1-8.

A man from Middleton Cheney will celebrate the centenary of the First World War by taking part in the Big Battlefield Bike Ride.

Nick Zammit works for mobile provider O2 and will ride through Belgium and France from June 1-8 as he retraces key sites of the war. He hopes to raise about £2,600 for Help for Heroes.

The 57-year-old said: “I have been lucky enough to be chosen to participate in this bike ride and being ex-service it will be an honour to ride in this event supporting Help for Heroes. As we ride we will remember all those who sacrificed so much.”

Mr Zammit served for 14 years in the Royal Navy Submarine Service and will be joined by about 300 other riders, made up of current and ex-servicemen and women.

Once they have reached Paris, they will travel to London for a service of commemoration at the Cenotaph to mark the start of the First World War.

Mr Zammit will be at Sainsbury’s in Banbury on Friday, February 21 and Tesco in Brackley on Sunday, February 23 raising funds for the charity.

To make a donation visit www.bmycharity.com/nickzammit

 

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