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Help the 100 RAF Stations challenge get off to a flying start

Two RAF airmen have set themselves the challenge of visiting 100 RAF stations on bikes to celebrate the service’s anniversary next year. In the process, they’ll be raising money for the RAF 100 Appeal.

Cpl Marcus Rees-Whybrow and SAC Ian Aherne will be completing the challenge, which covers over 4,000 miles, in just ten days, for the RAF 100 Appeal. The lads will be sleeping next to their bikes throughout, after spending 14 hours per day in the saddle.

The route itself will cover most of the country, including “Lands End to John ‘o’ Groats”, most the road of the infamous “North Coast 500” and laying a wreath at Capel-Le-Ferne, before the finish at London’s biking mecca, the Ace Cafe.

RAF 100 Appeal
100 stations, over 4,000 miles, in just ten days

Right now, they are looking for support for the ride. Although they have the route planned and posters printed to raise awareness they still need to raise funds for or have donations of, equipment.

The current list of requirements is:

2 x Adventure bikes
Funds for fuel, expected to be £2,000

They would love a manufacturer involved, if Triumph Motorcycles, BMW Motorrad, KTM, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, Ducati or Kawasaki are reading this…

They also need sponsors, to help cover the costs of the kit and to contribute to the RAF 100 Appeal.

Right now, the thing the guys really need is to raise awareness for the ride, so it would help them if you can show support by liking and sharing their various social media pages:

You can donate directly to the charity appeal here:

Please offer as much support as you can, and keep track of the boys’ progress when they take the challenge next July. We’ll be there to welcome them home, at the Ace.

Finally, our apologies to Ian and Marcus about the cheesy headline – we couldn’t resist it.

About the RAF 100 Appeal

The RAF 100 Appeal is the over-arching name for the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. It is Air Force-wide, and invites anyone in the RAF to raise awareness and donations for four charities: the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Forces Association, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and the Royal Air Force Museum. It will be happening through the year with numerous challenges, showcasing strength, intelligence, endurance or even baking skills.

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