Horseback UK is a charity set up to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and to aid them on their road to recovery.
Local man Ian Wren is a patron of the charity and fundraiser for them.
On August 7th, 2021, two of Arbroath Walking Football’s finest, Wullie Craib and Allan (Hatchet) Harrison decided to help out the charity by taking part in the Horseback UK Tarfside Cycle Challenge.
The challenge is a 65-mile cycle ride from Hercules Den In Arbroath up to Tarfside in Glenesk and back again.
On the day, conditions were warm and windy, the two lads felt they made good time as they headed to Tarfside. However, the journey back to Arbroath was a different story. Facing a strong headwind, the lads found it a challenge and the leg cramps didn’t help them at all. A particular challenging section was the big hill at Farnell, the lads were happy to see the back of that.
Once back at Hercules Den, the struggles of the big hill were soon a distant memory when Beverly Wren served the lads with burgers and beers.
With Sponsorship looking to top around the £400 mark, the lads are very grateful to family and fellow AWF members and are very happy to help out a great charity.
You can find out more about Horseback UK by clicking HERE