The Trust's Patron

Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO
Former Chief of Defence Staff

October 2012 Route 66 Bike Tour

Lance Corporal Ben Hilton who was sponsored by the Trust to do the Rte 66 Bike Tour last year took to the road again in October 2012.  He generously offered to raise money for DDMT at the same time. 

Lance Corporal Hilton  lost both his legs when Sgt Amer, Dougie’s Platoon Sergeant, was killed when he stepped on an IED as he was carrying Lance Corporal Hilton on the stretcher.  To read more about the Ride follow the links:

Ride Route 66 also Ben's JustGiving page

 This from Ben's thank you letter after the last time:

The trip was the kind of trip that would be easy for a non injured person to go on, i.e fly over, book any old room and jump on the back of a motor bike. But being in a wheelchair there is no chance of doing it alone. Not all hotels are wheelchair friendly and once on the back of a motor bike, what can you do with the wheelchair?

    The trip was not only a great opportunity to meet up with other injured troops but in a great environment and for a great experience which wouldn't be possible without the back up and careful booking of the route 66 team.

   

I would like to say thank you for sponsoring me to go out to the u.s on the bike tour.
  I did the whole tour {1400 miles} on the back and never got in the jack waggon once. Ha ha!  However did have a sore bum!

 

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