Yesterday saw the start of the Halfords Help for Heroes Bike Ride from HMS Victory in Portsmouth. The 350 mile route the 300 cyclists will cover takes them over the English Channel to Caen, through northern France, passing many of the battlefields of WW1 and WW2 along the way, and back to London via Dunkirk and Dover. The sponsorship money raised by the intrepid cyclists will go towards the Help For Heroes fund for the rehabilitation of injured service personnel.
The cyclists are due back at Horse Guards Parade on 1st June - just in time to join in with the finale of the Great British Hero Ride. This is another event overseen by Help for Heroes in which up to 3000 riders from all over the UK have been invited to cycle to London to raise funds for the charity.
Good luck to all involved!
Link> Halfords Help for Heroes Bike Ride
Link> Great British Hero Ride
Link> The Sun: Our heroes' pedal of honour