Totally Wicked brand ambassador, Andy Reid has once again managed to inspire and motivate all of us here at Totally Wicked and many others across the country. Andy lost three of his limbs while serving in Afghanistan in 2009. He now inspires and motivates thousands of people both in his home town of St Helens and further afield.
Andy has delivered motivational speeches and ran drop-in sessions to provide support for soldiers. He’s met the queen, released an autobiography, opened a bar and taken part in numerous fund raising activities. His latest endeavour was unique and utterly inspiring and Totally Wicked is proud to have been a part of it.
The Garrison Challenge
Andy set himself, and completed, the challenge of riding a trike one-handed across the country, visiting three of the largest army Garrisons along the way. Covering over 800 miles across five days, this challenge is remarkable in itself and for Andy to do this one-handed makes the feat particularly impressive.
Andy rode the yellow trike pictured below, alongside Warrant Officer Class 2, Glen Hughes, who rode a blue trike. They were accompanied by a convoy of friends and charity workers.
They stopped at Garrisons in Aldershot, Colchester and Catterick and travelled via the National Memorial Arboretum to lay a wreath to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. When Andy was asked where he gets the motivation for these challenges from, he said:
“I do them out of respect for my friends who didn’t come home. That’s what really drives me forward.”
Andy and Glen have undertaken epic challenges before and helped raise a great amount of awareness and funds for various charities.
The Garrison Challenge was taken on to raise funds for The Soldier’s Charity and Bike Tours for the Wounded. The target was set at £5,000 and this sum has been well surpassed, reaching almost £10,000 through online donations and physical collections.
Totally Wicked sponsored the challenge alongside Morson International and Andy’s penultimate stopping point was Totally Wicked HQ in Blackburn. Whilst Andy was understandably tired after the 5 day journey, he was in great spirits, as was Glen and the rest of the team.
The team at Totally Wicked HQ were in awe of Andy’s achievement as he showed us the trike. He even took Totally Wicked Managing Director, Fraser Cropper for a quick spin.
Join us in wishing Andy Reid a huge congratulations on this truly incredible accomplishment. Andy never fails to amaze us and I’m sure he will continue to keep pushing boundaries.
If you’ve been inspired by Andy’s story and wish to donate you can do so here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andysgarrisonchallenge2018.