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Victory proudly support Bike Tours for the Wounded

03.03.2014

Victory Motorcycles are proudly supporting Bike Tours for the Wounded through a range of initiatives to raise awareness and funds. The UK based not-for-profit organisation provides motorcycle based life enrichment experiences in Europe and US, such as tours of Route 66, for British Armed Forces personnel coping with life changing wounds, injuries or sickness.

The relationship has now been established for 12 months and began with the provision of a luxury Victory Vision touring motorcycle; currently utilised to promote the organisation at biking events in the UK, it features stunning air-brush art depicting some of history’s most moving battlefield scenes.

The Customised Vision is now up for grabs for the price of a five pound raffle ticket and the team expect it to generate £20,000 of much needed revenue. The lucky winner will be announced following the raffle draw which takes place during the Bike Tours for the Wounded D-Day 70th Anniversary Tour, 1st-8th June, when 17 bikes with Forces pillions and 19 solo riders make the pilgrimage to Normandy.

Victory Motorcycles’ official Riders Association, the VRA, have got behind the campaign, championed by Victory’s Sales and Marketing Manager Lee Frankish and Sales Support Assistant Andy Robinson, himself an ex-serviceman, Victory riders raised funds totalling £3,300 at a recent VRA fundraising auction and dinner. Andy Commented – “It’s great to see our Victory Riders giving so generously to support this worthy cause, we’re helping guys and girls who might otherwise never get the chance to experience the exhilaration and freedom of Touring by motorcycle. This kind of life changing enrichment gives them something to look forward to in what is otherwise a time of crisis and personal change”.

Speaking at the London Motorcycle Show, after the VRA Cheque presentation, Bike Tours for the Wounded Founder Darren Clover commented – “Without the help and support of partners like Victory and generous public donations none of this would be possible”.

Ex-serviceman Darren has developed Bike Tours for the Wounded over the past 5 years, 3 years of which was spent gaining official approval for the project. Darren’s goal is to raise £250,000 to support 10 nominated British forces Charities, whilst fundraising to send Forces personnel on Tour.

If you would like to do more than making a simple donation - get involved: Darren is actively seeking Host Riders with experience of carrying a pillion, good sense of humour and the ability to understand the emotional challenges faced by those taking part.