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FEATURE ❘ ROYAL BRITISH LEGION W


ith over 20 years of experience organising charity bike rides The Royal British Legion know what’s involved in putting on a


first class cycling event. In May this year the Legion are organising the Ypres Battlefield Bike Ride. No battlefield of the Great War saw more intensive fighting than the Ypres Salient in Belgium, and this ride remembers those who fell in the three battles of Ypres 100 years on.


Over 54 thousand members of the British Army never returned from the fighting in Ypres and The Royal British Legion want every one of these to be remembered. Cyclists on this ride will have the opportunity to commemorate one of the fallen with the Legion’s Every Man Remembered campaign and raise money in their memory.


After catching the ferry from Dover, Ypres Battlefield


Commemorate the fallen heroes and raise money in their memory


Bike Ride INFORMATION:


For more information or to sign up now, go to www.poppybike.org.uk or call:


020 3207 2273


the cycling starts in Calais and continues on through beautiful French and Belgian countryside to Ypres. The second day is spent cycling around the historic battlefields and cemeteries in the area and concludes with the moving Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. On the final day cyclists have time to relax and visit some of the historical sites before returning via coach and ferry back to Dover. This is a great event if you have an interest in cycling and history. On the road, the ride is fully supported with closed road cycling, motorbike outriders keeping cyclists safe, mechanical and medical support, catered pit stops, social and intermediate speed groups so all cyclists need think about is enjoying some great cycling. The off road support is just as good with all transport, accommodation and meals covered throughout the ride, luggage taken straight from the start to the hotel and


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transportation for cyclist and bike back to England at the end of the event. The Royal British Legion was created to help those returning from the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, they’re still helping today’s Armed Forces community in much the same way, whether coping with bereavement, living with disability, or finding employment. Money raised through their bike rides goes directly to their welfare work providing through life care to anyone who is currently serving in the Armed Forces, who has previously served, and their families. As the UK’s biggest Services charity, they ensure that today’s Forces families will Live On with hope for a better future.


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