Teams take on gruelling race for Help for Heroes

Team of 42 all set to take on a six-hour, non-stop charity bike ride

Training is underway for 42 people in Upavon due to take part in a six-hour, non-stop bike ride all in aid of Help for Heroes, the official charity which raises funds for wounded service men and women. 


The race will take place in the gymnasium at Trenchard Lines in Upavon, Wiltshire, on Thursday 24 September. Seven teams, each made of up six military and civilian personnel, will battle it out on static WebRacing bikes with the team that cycles the furthest winning the prestigious Help for Heroes WebRacing trophy.  ?

Organiser, CSgt John Williams, stationed at Trenchard Lines explains more, “I have been serving in the British Army for the last 22 years and know just how devastating it can be to both forces’ personnel and their families when serious and often debilitating injuries are sustained in the line of duty. There has never been a more important time to show our support to the brave men and women who risk their lives to ensure our freedom and I felt it was important to organise my own event to give people an opportunity to get involved in this very worthy charity.” 

The participants will be using state of the art WebRacing bikes to complete the race. The equipment uses cutting edge technology to allow the user to view a computerised version of themselves (an avator) on a virtual race track. As this image will be shown on a big screen in the gymnasium, onlookers will be able to watch the action as it unfolds, witnessing the  participants’ progress in real time and cheering them on at exciting points in the race. You can view WebRacing at


If you would like to sponsor the Trenchard Lines Help for Heroes team then please go to