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Pedal to Ypres

  • Cycling Challenge
  • 4 July 2020 6 July 2020
  • Dover, UK
  • Option A: Pay £750 & raise £250 OR Option B: Pay £250 & raise £750
  • Cycling Challenge
  • 4 July 2020 6 July 2020
  • Dover, UK
  • Option A: Pay £750 & raise £250 OR Option B: Pay £250 & raise £750

This three day trip remembers the incredible sacrifices made by all those who fought in both World Wars with a focus on the 75th anniversary of VE day in 2020.

Join this ride and you’ll be helping us to provide support and services to veterans in need of help today.

With a dedicated historian joining us for the whole trip, you can combine your love of cycling and history as you take on this special event for The Royal British Legion.

Your cycle journey will start from Dover and pass through the historic Somme region of France. You can enjoy the French countryside and focus purely on cycling while our expert team look after you. We’ll encourage you all the way, ensuring you enjoy the experience of possibly your first multi day ride.  The finish line is the iconic Menin Gate in Ypres where we can celebrate your achievement. 

Visiting battlefields, cemeteries and memorials along the route will bring a strong feeling of Remembrance to this scenic bike ride.

There are additional package options if you would like to book travel for you and your bike + Dover accommodation the day before from London and returning on Monday.

This ride is about comradery and creating a personal community of riders who have a remarkable experience together exploring history. There is a limit of only 50 places on this ride so don’t wait to sign up.

2020 Pricing Options

Option A: Self Fund

  • Payment: £750
  • Fundraise: £250

Option B: Fundraise

  • Payment: £250
  • Fundraise: £750
  • If you choose this option, a proportion of your fundraising will go towards covering the cost of your place in the event. Please ensure this is clearly communicated to anyone who donates towards your challenge.

Find out more about the event

What's included

Your exclusive place on Team Legion includes all this and more:

  1. Dedicated historian Dan Hill will be your personal tour guide at all the sites we visit. He has worked on the national Somme commemorations and is a battlefield guide on the Western Front.
  2. All transport including ferry crossing from Dover and return for you and your bike to Dover
  3. Travelling from London and don’t want to sort your own journey to Dover? London travel packages on Friday and Monday are available at an additional cost. These can be added at registration or at a later date.
  4. Two nights’ accommodation from the ride start (if you do not wish to share a room, single rooms are available for an additional supplement of £120)
  5. All meals (except breakfast on first day and lunch on the last day) and catered pit stops during the ride
  6. All your luggage transported to each overnight stop
  7. An exclusive Royal British Legion Cycling Jersey designed by Primal Europe. You’ll also get access to benefits from this partnership, like website discounts.
  8. Medics, sports massage therapists, mechanics and ride captains all on hand throughout the ride
  9. Full pre-ride support including a dedicated supporter care team, training plans and fundraising advice
  10. Celebration dinner on the final night
  11. An official money-can't-buy medal for completing the ride!

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