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Loz making final preparations at RNAS Yeovilton.

Premiership ride in aid of injured Service personnel

Published: 01 Aug 2013

Commando Helicopter Force engineer, Petty Officer Laurence ‘Loz’ Seaman (41)will attempt to cycle to every English Premiership Football stadium over a 11 day period to mark the start of this year’s Premiership season for charity. 

‘Loz’ plus 3 other members of the Armed Forces are cycling in support of the charity Support 4 Forces, which also aim to provide a number of injured servicemen and women the experience of scoring a goal at half time at every Premiership team’s first home game of the season. 

Despite being a keen sportsman, Loz, is a relative newcomer to cycling, having been inspired to take up the sport by the success of Team GB in the Olympics, as well as the achievements of Sir Bradley Wiggins in last year’s Tour de France. He was surprised and delighted to be selected from amongst some stiff competition, but has trained hard and now describes cycling as ‘his new passion’. 

Loz, who is currently serving with 848 Naval Air Squadron, is keen to raise as much money as possible for Support 4 Forces particularly having recently served in Afghanistan himself. He said “The cycle starts on the 15th of August and the charity hopes to raise thousands of pounds for injured Forces personnel and their families. I am hugely looking forward to the event and the opportunity to make a difference”.


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