POPPY RIDE for The Royal British Legion is a brand new multi-distance cycle event. As you pedal through the picturesque Staffordshire countryside you will have a chance to push your ride capabilities alongside veterans from The Battle Back Centre.
The 35km, 60km and 115km routes will start and finish at The Battle Back Centre, a facility that supports wounded, injured and sick Service personnel. The Centre exists to help people achieve their best possible recovery and either return to Service duty or to make a smooth transition to civilian life.
Entry: £28 for the first 100 registrations, before increasing to £33
Sponsorship target: We encourage our Poppy Ride participants to raise £150. If your fundraising hits £200 then you'll receive a Legion jersey.
Select one of three Poppy Ride distances on offer:
- Long Ride: 115km/71 miles - View the provisional route
- Medium Ride: 60km/38 miles - View the provisional route
- Short Ride: 35km/21 miles - View the provisional route
There will be multiple feed stations on both routes and you'll be supported throughout the event.
We'll start in waves, where riders will be released at 5-10 minute intervals. There will be options to join ability groups or a development group for those wanting to learn more about riding in a group. Each group will be led by experienced Legion ride captains so you can focus on the challenge ahead.
Your entry to Poppy Ride includes:
- On site parking
- Choice of three professionally designed routes - you can even change your mind on the day
- Fully marked and timed event, with online results available after the ride
- Medical and mechanical support throughout the ride, including a sweeper vehicle and fully stocked feed stations
- Unique finishers medal
- Post ride on-site catering and sports massage also available
Why ride for us?
By signing up for Poppy Ride, you'll be helping The Royal British Legion to provide vital support and services like The Battle Back Centre.
The Battle Back Centre is an Army-led Centre that is funded and delivered by The Royal British Legion. Led by world-class coaching staff, they offer rehabilitation through activities including climbing, water-sports, caving, wheelchair basketball, clay shooting and archery. The activities are challenging but aim to build camaraderie with others going through similar challenges both physically and mentally.