Marines ready for ride

CHALLENGE Director of music Pete Curtis, team captain Sgt Mark Hill, and musicians Ellie Lomas, Matt Collis, Felicity Graysmark and Alice Hudson in front of HMS Duncan
CHALLENGE Director of music Pete Curtis, team captain Sgt Mark Hill, and musicians Ellie Lomas, Matt Collis, Felicity Graysmark and Alice Hudson in front of HMS Duncan
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MUSICIANS from the Portsmouth-based Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will be swapping their instruments and bikes for a charity event.

A team of 10 musicians will be taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride for the British Heart Foundation on Sunday.

The whole team, including director of music Captain Pete Curtis, have been training hard to cycle the 54 miles.

Team captain Sergeant Mark Hill, a member of Portsmouth North End Cycling Club, called upon British Cycling coach, Dr Chester Hill, to put them through their paces to prepare for the race.

He said: ‘Chester spent time with us at the Mountbatten Centre Cycle Track and coached us in group riding techniques which has really helped build the team’s confidence.’

Royal Marines musicians and buglers perform across the world as well as supporting military and humanitarian operations.