Ex-SAS Amputee Begins Asia-Australia Charity Ride to Support PTSD Victims

Laurie ‘Truck’ Sams, 67, a former Special Air Service Regiment soldier who lost a leg saving a fellow parachutist has left on a 10,000km bike ride from Hanoi to Sydney to raise money for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries.

‘Truck’  who served with the SAS in Vietnam before losing his left leg in a parachute accident, will take six months to complete the epic ride through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and across Australia.

He will leave the Australian Embassy in Hanoi carrying an Australian flag he plans to present to the Australian War Memorial at 11am on Friday, November 11 to mark Remembrance Day 2016 before cycling on to Sydney and a welcome on the steps of Sydney Opera House on Sunday, November 20.

The Australian leg of The Long Ride Home has begun with the news that former Australian Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd) has come on

board as Patron.


Accepting an invitation from ride principal Laurie ‘Truck’ Sams to take up the role Major General Jeffery said:
“Laurie’s cause is a noble one; to raise funds to highlight the need for greater public and political awareness of the needs of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Well done for bringing this issue to public attention in such an appropriate and inspiring way. Let’s all dig deep to make his epic ride the financial success it so richly deserves.”


Please donate to support Laurie and the veterans.

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