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Worcestershire War Memorial Bike Rides

Posted  1 May 2018 in Events   News  
By Liz Robertson
Malvern College memorial c.Worcestershire WW100

Local Worcestershire man David Waite is commemorating the centenary of the Armistice – and effectively the end of the First World War – with a bike ride taking in most free‐standing War Memorials across the County. Paying a personal tribute to those who fell. David will follow 5 distinct routes on 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 May covering an estimated 350 miles and clocking up an anticipated 30 hours in the saddle.

Part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred programme the Worcestershire War Memorial Bike Rides are supported by Ikonic Design and Echelon Cycles. In addition to sharing the stories of some of the men whom the war memorials remember, David also hopes to raise money for two local charities; The Tommy Atkins Centre and Remember the Fallen.

For each Bike Ride the project will share information of at least one casualty who lost their life on that date during the First World War. This content will be shared on the Worcestershire World War One Hundred website

The routes are as follows:
1 May 2018 – Tommy Atkins Route, 78.5 miles. Starts Honeybourne, ends Inkberrow.
3 May 2018 – Ikonic Design Route, 51.9 miles. Starts Elmley Castle, ends Great Malvern.
5 May 2018 – Echelon Cycles Route, 61.7 miles. Starts Worcester, ends Hanley Castle.
7 May 2018 – Remember the Fallen Route, 110 miles Starts Redditch & Bromsgrove, ends Kidderminster.
9 May 2018 – Worcestershire World War One Hundred Route, 51 miles Starts Stourport‐on‐Severn, ends Bockleton.

For more information, visit www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk

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