Chris Nicholson
Chris NicholsonTeam Leader
Very lucky to have such supportive family and a great group of friends who volunteered to either be road trip crew and support staff working hard in the back ground.

Looking forward to raising money for 2 worthy charities and visiting all the football grounds on the way.

Supports – Sheffield Wednesday FC.
Job – Operations Manager

Interests and hobbies -
Favourite film – Top Gun
Most looking forward to – Spending some good time with old friends and having a great catch up while raising money for some good charities
Least looking forward – Having to endure Bears awful farts.



Gary Sedgwick
Gary SedgwickTeam Member
Gary is the dad of the group and totally anti football, he is joining the trip to ensure we don’t get up to too much mischief and we can use his blue badge if needed.

Chris first met Gary in 2006 2 months before they deployed to Iraq for 6 months living and working together, always been there and such a great friend over the years.

Supports – Cant stand football
Job – Welder/Fabricator

Interests and hobbies – Cars and snooker
Favourite film – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Most looking forward to – Raising lots of money for charity
Least looking forward to – Visiting football stadiums.
Neil Wold
Neil WoldTeam Member
Chris writes: I have known Neil for around 17/18 years now and despite his grey hair and grumpy rants he is the youngest of the group.

We are both hoping this road trip goes better than the one we shared in 2003 where we had to drive over 400 miles on no sleep swapping driving duties every 10 to 15 minutes.

Supports - Newcastle
Job – Medical and dental technician

Interests and hobbies – Triathlon, Triathlon and Triathlon
Favourite film – 2 gun
Most looking forward to – St James Park
Least looking forward to – Stadium of Light





Gary Allen
Gary AllenTeam Member
Chris met big Gaz through Bear at many many rugby weekends away, the gentle giant of the group and will serve as our road trip mascot and wingman.

Supports – Sheffield Wednesday FC
Job – Door supervisor and bouncer

Interests and hobbies – Fast cars
Favourite film - Predator
Most looking forward to – Raising lots of money for charity
Least looking forward to – Visiting Sheffield United’s ground


Tom Hardie
Tom HardieTeam Member
After leaving the army tom has finally proved his school teachers wrong who said he would never earn a living staring out of windows all day.

Chris has known Tom for 11 years and have shared many adventures driving together on rally events and army exercises.

Bear and tom have had the misfortune of growing up together from junior school through to the army, aged well but still not managed the growing up part.

Supports – Glasgow Rangers
Job – Train Driver at Transpennine express

Interests and hobbies – Football , Motorsport and Hillwalking
Favourite film – The Italian Job (1968)
Most looking forward to – To raising lots of money for a worthy charity
Least looking forward to – Smelling Bear’s smelly bum for 96 hours
Bear Randell-Eyre
Bear Randell-EyreTeam Member
Chris first met Bear in 2007 and have spent many years working and socialising together and he was also his best man at his wedding in 2008.

Always dependable and a great friend to have around, can’t drink for toffee though. Bear and Tom have had the misfortune of growing up together from junior school through to the army, aged well but still not managed the growing up part.

Supports – England rugby
Job - Multi skilled driver at RNAS Yeovilton

Interests and hobbies - Watching anything to do with F1 and dressing in lycra riding his bike.
Favourite film - Frozen
Most looking forward to - Snuggles at bed time.
Least looking forward to – Being away from his favourite teddy bears.