The Hero Ride in support of Help for Heroes

Pervade Software is committed to raising money for charity and the fact that there are a number of ex-servicemen in the team provides a focus for that commitment. Over the years, Pervade team members have swum, cycled and run for a number of charities including the Army Benevolent Fund, the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.Help for Heroes was launched on 1 October 2007 to support Serving and Reservist Personnel and Veterans who have suffered injuries or illness as a result of their service to the Nation.

A key part of this support is organising "Challenges" to help motivate injured servicemen in their recovery and they extend this same approach to their fundraising by inviting fundraisers to participate in similar Challenges.

One of the signature H4H cycling challenges is the "Hero Ride" which this year saw 100 ‘wounded’ riders collectively cover 18,000 miles from 14-21 June, accompanied by 1,000 fundraisers.

John Davies, Director of Sales & Marketing accepted the challenge this year and cycled the 107 mile West Ride from Tedworth House in Wiltshire. The ride started at midnight (which is why it has earned the nickname "The Dawn Raid" as cyclist pedal their way through the hours of darkness to arrive in Windsor the following morning).

"Great team, great route and a great cause" said John, "very tiring but a wonderful experience and I'd definitely be up for doing it again next year".