by Ben Mason

Earlier this year we were delighted to provide the Live GPS Tracking for a team of cyclists taking part in the famous Ride Across Britain event to raise funds for the Bowra Foundation. 

The Bowra Foundation was founded by Mark Bowra in 2019 to inspire resilience amongst people suffering from neurological disorders through practical help and physical challenges alongside members of the Armed Forces community. 

Mark was a decorated officer in the UK Special Forces. He had tested himself in some of the most arduous environments.  Life was frantic and dangerous, but it was what he had joined up to do. In the space of a few minutes all that was about to change. Mark suffered a major stroke whilst driving back from London that would lead him to be hospitalised for over a year. 

To be so fit and active one moment and then be so reliant on others the next, truly tested his physical and mental well-being. Mark quickly realised that he could either give in to his condition or take it on as if it was yet another challenge. 

Thankfully with the help of his family, friends and some very supportive charities including Help for Heroes, Mark is now back on his feet again with a greater determination to help others who may be similarly affected. 

In 2016 and 2017, Mark was selected to take part in the Invictus Games, winning medals in swimming. Since then, he as dedicated himself to helping others. 

In 2022 Mark and a team of four others decided to take on the famous Ride Across Britain challenge! Starting at Land’s End they cycled an epic 980 miles over nine gruelling days, all the way to John O’Groates. 

We were delighted to support The Bowra Foundation by providing the Live GPS Tracking so their friends, family and sponsors could track their challenge in real time. We were very pleased to receive the below from their chairman after the event.

“Geo Tracks live tracking was a game-changer for us. It gave Team Bowra the professional edge and enabled our support crew to RV when required at any point on the route - vital for vulnerable riders.  Our supporters could see where Mark and the Team were on the route, so we could tell the story of the challenge in real time. This was a huge boost to our efforts to raise essential funds for our work supporting people living with neurological disorders through practical help and physical challenges. We want to thank Geo Tracks for helping make this a safe and hugely successful event for the Foundation.”

Jim Patrick CBE

Chairman The Bowra Foundation

To read more about their epic adventure please click here
by Ben Mason