AN EX-military man who is planning to take part in a 3,250 mile motorcycle ride around Britain has had a tattoo of the charity he will be supporting.
Matthew Neve, 29, from Swansea, had the tattoo of the Help for Heroes’ logo completed yesterday in order to show his dedication to the charity.
Matthew said: “As ex-military Help for Heroes is a charity close to my heart as it is brilliant for helping injured soldiers.
“I wanted to have a tattoo on my lower right arm to show my commitment to the bike ride and raising as much money as I can for the charity.”
Matthew and his friend Luke McAndrew will be setting off for the journey around the coast of the UK from Abertawe Motorcycle Services in Llansamlet on June 1.
The duo will then travel up Wales before going up the west coast Scotland to John o’Groats before travelling back down the east coast of Scotland and England and finishing the route at the Greyhound pub in Llanrhidian.
Matthew said: “The route has taken a year to plan but now it is sorted I cannot wait to get started.
“I have never done anything like this before and we are just hoping for the best.
“We hope bikers will join in at various stages to help boost numbers and anyone is welcome to come along.
“There will be a donation required of £5 per bike which will all go to Help for Heroes.
“This is hopefully going to be a massive event and I have already got on board bikers from other areas.
“I am just itching to get started now, it should be great.”
After the bike ride there will be a charity event at the Greyhound pub in Llanrhidian.
The event, which includes live music and a buffet, will be held on June 12 and tickets are £10.
To purchase a ticket contact @Bikerallyuk and to donate, go to http://www.bmycharity.com/bikerally