Over 300 cyclists take on Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2012
21 May 2012
More than 300 cyclists are riding nearly four hundred miles
around the battlefields of northern France and Belgium, raising
money for the Help For Heroes charity.
Among them are wounded service personnel who have suffered life
changing injuries in current conflicts.
The 2012 ride set out from HMS Victory in Portsmouth on May
20th, and on the seven day trip from Dieppe round to Dunkirk, the
cyclists will be paying their respects at several CWGC cemeteries
It's a tough challenge for any fit cyclist, but some people like
to make things as difficult as possible so Regimental Sergeant
Major "Charlie" Chaplin, of the Royal School of Military
Engineering, is cycling the whole route (plus another few hundred
miles back and forth to Chatham) on a rickshaw.
His supporters, Team Sapper, are on ordinary bikes because, they
say, "we're not mad".