Meet the Team ~ Austen Billings

Published Saturday, 18th June 2022

Pilgrims Ride '22 ~ Meet the Team

Austen is a Major with a full commission in the British Army. He joined up almost 20 years ago and received a sponsorship as a medical student. He was posted out in Cyprus Episkopi, transferring from the Theatre Reserve Battalion, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, to 1st Battalion Lancashire Regiment as their Regimental Medical Officer.

Austen is currently unable to drive due to his medical condition. Cycling has been important to Austen not only for his own travel Independence, but for his physical and mental health: 

"Cycling keeps me fit and relatively smiling, I keep focused on good times when riding my bike. I am really looking forward to the Pilgrims Ride from Canterbury to Rome and experiencing some wonderful moments on and off the bikes with the team. I think challenges like these can inspire others to have the confidence to attempt their own challenge; to achieve things they have only aspired to before, and hopefully apply these new skills to their greater lives and their futures."

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