Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 27th August 2014

Two former servicemen have returned home after completing a record-breaking motorbike trek for charity, Motorbike Times has reported.

Pete Bray and Harry Glover, both from Birkenhead in Merseyside, covered a staggering 15,000 miles on their journey, stopping off at 26 capital cities in Europe in just 21 days.

Both Pete and Harry took on the ‘Triumph over Tragedy’ trek to raise money for a number of armed forces charities, Soldiers Off The Street, BLESMA and Alder Hey Children’s Charity. The two men previously told Motorbike Times that all three charities were very close to their hearts.

The trek saw the pair covering an average of 600 miles every day. They travelled as far north as Helsinki and as far south as Athens. On Saturday evening they arrived at their final destination, Dublin, before venturing home the same day for some much-needed rest.

Harry told Motorbike Times that the trek wasn’t without its difficulties, commenting that the duo slept rough for the majority of the journey as it was self-funded, and they both had to keep a close eye on their machines.

During the trek, Harry and Pete battled storms, heavy rain and heatwaves, along with a couple of life-threatening mechanical failures, the Liverpool Echo reported. Harry told the paper that despite the difficulties it was an incredible three weeks and he particularly enjoyed visiting Slovakia and Bratislava.

The pair, who are former servicemen from 22 SAS and 4/73 Special OP Battery, thanked the people who helped them throughout their record-breaking trek, including friends, family, and all the strangers they met along the way who serviced their bikes for the trip.

Even though the trek has finished, people are still able to donate to these fantastic charities through the pair’s website.