Fundraising and Cycling
Since 2011 Help for Heroes has been the nominated charity for Corylus. As well as donations, Peter has also undertaken challenges for them, raising about £25,000 to date in his team.
In May 2012 Peter took part in his first Help For Heroes Big Battlefield Bike Ride This was through the Northern France of 350 miles in 5 days. It was an amazing experience, and he raised £3,783.96.
Since then he has ridden on in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; along with a second ride in 2016 for SSAFA (he was unable to ride in ’15 after being kicked off the bike by the medics). He was signed up for the 2022 ride of the entire British Western Front – until a few weeks before when he was forced to withdraw for medical reasons..
In 2016 his ride to the Somme to pay respects to 3 family members killed there in 1916 was the subject of part of BBC’s Countryfile programme on Remembrance Sunday.
Hero JOGLE Relay
In 2021 Peter co-organised this cycling event, a 1,440 mile ride from John O’ Groats to Land’s End, “The Long Way Round” for Help for Heroes. The website is still to be found at Hero JOGLE Relay