Hero Ride pays respects at CWGC Air Forces Memorial
16 June 2015
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is supporting Help for
Heroes, the charity for the war-wounded, in their flagship 'Hero
Ride' annual fundraiser this month.
This year's event will see 2,000 cyclists taking on one of ten
different routes across England and France to raise money for individuals and families
affected by life-changing injuries or illnesses that have occurred
whilst in service.
The week long ride culminates on 21 June, with participants from
each of the ten rides uniting in a demonstration of support for the
British Armed Forces.
From a rally point in Old Windsor, Berkshire, cyclists will ride
10 miles together, pausing on the way for a signature Help for
Heroes photograph at the CWGC's Runnymede Air Forces Memorial,
before finishing the ride with celebrations at Windsor
Deirdre Mills, CWGC Director United Kingdom and Northern Area,
said:"Cyclists will form a "Help for Heroes" medal configuration in
front of the memorial. They will then take part in a wreath laying
ceremony in remembrance of all the Second World War casualties
commemorated at Runnymede."
"The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is pleased and proud to
be supporting Help For Heroes and we are delighted that so many
visitors will be able to pay their respects at one of our most
important places of remembrance."
20,000 Air Force service personnel are commemorated on the
memorial which marks those lost in operations from bases in the
United Kingdom and North and Western Europe and who have no known
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