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Below is a list of dates for your diary on what's happening in The Cyclists Branch of The Royal British Legion.


“The Italian Job 2”

The full ride report from The Italian Job 2 has been uploaded to the Beds & Herts County page - due to a problem with log in... here's the link.

Poppy Rides

The RBL Events Team have this ride, 2nd June 2024, starting from Lilleshall in Shropshire;

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/things-to-do/events/poppy-ride. Entry fee £30, and raise £300 to get your RBL cycling jersey.

Poppy Ride in London; 
A 20 mile jolly around 70 or more sites of interest (maybe a few war memorials); 4th May; I’m a “Guided Ride Leader” with British Cycling’s “Let’s Ride” team, and if you’re interested in leading such a ride, maybe we can make this something that could grow into an annual event.

Update on the "Poppy Ride London" - due to the success of this ride on the 4th, with 16 happy cyclists, fine weather (mostly) and requests for repeats, another Poppy Ride London will be held on the 22nd June. Sign up to it here; https://www.letsride.co.uk/dashboard/rides/poppy-ride-london-20242

Normandy 80

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we’re riding around the sites in June; but sadly this is now full, so no spaces. Note, this is not the RBL ride that the Events Team are putting on (see next item); this ride has been organised by a Branch member, who’s uncle was a D-Day veteran. Read the ride report here.

Pedal Normandy Beaches

28th June to 2nd July is sold out; 12-16 July 2024 still has spaces;


2 options; self-fund is a £700 entry and raise £1,000, or pay £250 and raise £1,450.

"Pegasus" to Pegasus

19th - 27th September 2024; from the John Frost Bridge, Arnhem to Pegasus Bridge, Ranville, France.
6 days cycling, 467 miles total; longest day 101 miles.
Cost is £650, and includes;
outbound Le Shuttle and minibus to Arnhem
a day off in Arnhem for their annual commemorations of Operation Market Garden
return overnight ferry to Portsmouth, arriving at 06:30 on the 27th September 2024.

Not included are;
evening meals, which would be shared equally each evening by splitting the bill.
getting to Dover on the 19th September, to catch the 10:00 ferry (latest check in 09:00 hrs)
getting home from Portsmouth.

Bikes to be brought to Dover/(Arnhem or Calais) and taken home from Portsmouth or Ouistreham.

Spaces limited to 9, and available.