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Ride of pride for heroes

PUBLISHED: 10:26 30 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:36 25 August 2010

A ROYAL Engineer from the Territorial Army is riding 300 miles on a Vespa motorbike to raise money for a charity that helps injured members of the armed forces.

A ROYAL Engineer from the Territorial Army is riding 300 miles on a Vespa motorbike to raise money for a charity that helps injured members of the armed forces.

Shaun Shand, 36, of London Road, Northfleet, is due to set off from his home this Saturday, travelling to Lille in France.

Mr Shand, who is a member of a motorcycle club called the Odd Mod Squad, based in Eltham, will be completing his journey with 20 other members to raise money for Help for Heroes.

He said: "I am really looking forward to it. It will be a bit of a challenge riding all that way on the bike, but I know it will make it.

"These people put their lives on the line to fight for the country. Being a soldier, I know people that have been injured, so raising money for this charity is something I really wanted to do."

Mr Shand, has decorated his bike with Help for Heroes logos, will be in the town centre this week collecting money for the charity. To donate money to Help for Heroes, visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk.

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