Former Army medic from Grantham with post traumatic stress takes on Paris cycling challenge

Andy Day will cycle from London to Paris in support of the Royal British Legion.
Andy Day will cycle from London to Paris in support of the Royal British Legion.
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A former front-line Army medic who suffers post-traumatic stress disorder is cycling from London to Paris next month to support the Royal British Legion.

Andy Day, of Queensway, Grantham, served with the British Army in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, but suffered injury and psychological problems, later receiving help through the Royal British Legion. Andy left the Army in 2006.

Andy, 40, who served in the Army for nine years, said: “I hit rock bottom in March 2014 as I suffer with PTSD and a back injury due to my service in the British Army. This is my opportunity to give back to the charities that helped.”

On September 1 he will cycle from Greenwich with a group of fund-raisers and helpers. They will cycle 283 miles and reach Paris on September 5 where they will take part in a memorial service at the Arc de Triomphe.

Andy said: “It’s going to be tough. But there will be physios with us and others helping.

“I have been a Royal British Legion member since 2010. I have helped out where I can for the past seven years on the poppy stalls throughout Grantham.”

Andy is married with five children. His wife, Anne, was a nurse in the Army.

To sponsor Andy, go to www.justgiving.com/Andrew-daynotabiff-anymore