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Full report: Soldiers ride in tandem

A former soldier who was badly injured by a roadside bomb is trying to raise thousand of pounds to help other military personnel in need.

Robert Reid from Jedburgh, and three of his rugby-playing friends, are combining their love of the sport with a cycle challenge - on a quad tandem.

You can watch the full report from Hannah McNulty below.

For more information, and to see how the boys are getting on, you can follow their progress here.


Bomb blast solider's charity bike ride

Rob and his friends ahead of 1200 mile bike ride. Credit: ITV

A soldier badly injured in a roadside bomb in Iraq is preparing to cycle more than 1200 miles with his three best friends. Robert Reid was blinded in one eye and spent time in a wheelchair after hewas injured in February 2008.

He and three others are going to cycle on a quad tandem bike to all the Kings of Sevens rugby tournaments in the Borders and then cycle around Scotland and be back in Jedburgh in time for the last match.

They plan to cover a distance of 1215 miles in April and May next year and raise £10,000 for three charities, the Scottish War Blinded, the Royal Regiment of Scotland Support Service and the Heart and Balls Charitable Trust.More information can be found here.