Soldiers from 265 Support Squadron, 71st (City of London Regiment) Yeomanry Signal Regiment set themselves the target of cycling and rowing two laps of the M25, by the clock tower in Bexleyheath town centre, in aid of the Royal Signals Benevolent Fund, the British Army Association (Bexleyheath Branch) and Corporal Terry Cyrille (one of their comrades, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment).

The challenge to complete two full laps of the M25 in eight hours was organised by Sergeants Crane and Gurung.

Their commanding officer started the challenge at 9am and the soldiers, on two static cycle machines and two rowing machines, took turns clocking up the miles over the day.

After a few hours, they had managed to cover the 117 miles for the first lap and the challenge was on to complete the second lap, in the hope that a third lap could be achieved by the finish time of 5pm.

The squadron members made a last-ditch effort to cover the final few miles and managed to successfully complete just over three laps of the M25.

Should anyone wish to make a donation, it’s not too late. The official Royal Signals Benevolent Fund page is: 

Alternatively, donations can also be sent to Mrs Kirsty Green, Deputy Corps Accountant, RHQ Royal Signals, Griffin House, Blandford Camp, Blandford Forum,

Dorset, DT11 8RH.

Sent in by Sgt Carl Crane