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Ride to the Somme

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Ride to the Somme

Ride to the Somme will commemorate the cycling soldiers that fought and fell during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 as we ride 200 miles over 3 days.

event details

Event date: 30 August 2017 to 2 September 2017

Contact: Lucy Searles

Phone: 020 7463 9297

Ride to the Somme will commence on Wednesday 30th August and will culminate at The Tyne Cot Memorial on Saturday 2 September. En route we will visit Arras and The Somme visiting some of the most important battlefield sites of The Great War. 

Everything you need to know about the Ride to the Somme

  • Distance: 200 miles
  • Ability: Intermediate
  • Registration: £100
  • Fundraising target: £1400

Lifelong support for our Forces and their families

SSAFA provides lifelong support for serving men and women, veterans and their families. Each year we help more than 90,000 people, ranging from World War Two veterans to the families of young servicemen and women wounded or killed in Afghanistan.

Everyone who joins team SSAFA for the Ride to the Somme helps us to continue our vital work with the Armed Forces family, past and present.

To find out more and apply for a place please click here.

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