Business Development Manager Anthony Watson recently completed the Cycle To Ypres charity cycle alongside his friend Craig and retired RAF squadron leader and regional community fundraiser, Annmarie Jones, all in support of The Royal British Legion. The team Cycled around 450 miles last week over six days from Staffordshire to Ypres to raise over £2,800.
Anthony said “Thank you to everyone who kindly made a donation and help raise the much needed money for The Royal British Legion. The cycle ride was well planned and organised by The Royal British Legion with well stocked feed stations, medics and support which included a roadside mechanic and sports massage. Over 27 cyclists made the annual journey this year and I was lucky enough to share the experience with friends both old and new. On route, we visited some of the Historic Battle Grounds as we cycled along The Western Front and visited Memorial sites to pay our respect to the fallen soldiers from The Great War. Some of the sites we stopped at included Etaples Military Cemetery, Lochnagar Crater, Poziers Memorial, Thiepval Memorial, Ulster Tower, Arras Memorial, Vimy Ridge, Neuve Chapelle, Pheasant Wood, Irish Peace park + New Zealand Memorial, Mesen, Tyne Cot and finally Menin Gate at Ypres. The experience was very humbling and emotional, we will remember them!”
Anthony and friend Craig are now in training for their next ride in support of The Royal British Legion which sees them cycling from London to Paris on the 5th September.Please click on the link to donate P2P Fundraising Page.