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Near the finish line! Veteran’s 874-mile cycle challenge

A brain injury hasn’t stopped former Royal Engineer, Steve Boylan, from pushing himself to the limit with an 874-mile charity cycle challenge which finishes on his 45th birthday.

Life completely changed for Steve when he was involved in an accident whilst out riding his beloved motorbike.

He suffered a severe brain injury which greatly affected his speech and paralysed one side of his body.

Aged just 39, he was suddenly unable to walk and needed to use a wheelchair.

Before coming to Care for Veterans in December 2018, Steve was not making progress. However, the physiotherapy and speech therapy sessions at Care for Veterans have made a huge difference, and he is now able to use a static bike to help build strength in his legs and help get him fit.

This year, he decided to use part of his extensive rehabilitation to help fund the charity’s services.

Steve is using his physio classes to cycle the distance from Lands End to John O’Groats, aiming to finish on his 45th birthday.

With his birthday and the finish line in sight on the 21st November, Steve is on the final stretch.

In March, Christopher Timothy visited Steve to pledge his support for his challenge (pictured).

There is still time to sponsor Steve, visit or call the fundraising team on 01903 218444.

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Captain David Curry, Christopher Timothy, and Steve Boylan earlier this year

Captain David Curry, Christopher Timothy, and Steve Boylan earlier this year

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