Discover cycling with the Royal British Legion. Join veterans on our ultimate UK sportive.
Put your cycling to the test on routes designed by our experienced team. Whether you’re new to cycling or an experienced rider, gear up for a day of excellence at the Royal British Legion’s Battle Back Centre – the specialist recovery centre for veterans.
When you join the Poppy Ride, you're not just cycling; you're making a meaningful impact. Your participation directly supports serving and ex-serving personnel and their families, making each pedal stroke count.
Reach £300 fundraising by the event and you’ll receive an official RBL jersey to wear with pride.
Routes tailored for you
Whether you're taking your first spin in the cycling world or you're a seasoned pro, Poppy Ride offers three professionally designed routes - each catering to different skill levels.
Choose the one that suits your pace and experience:
50km: Gentle Intro Ride
An almost completely flat route on quiet Shropshire country lanes, an ideal introduction to anyone new to organised road cycling events.
100km: Scenic Adventure
An ideal route for both experienced cyclists and those wanting to push themselves on a route which takes in parts of the beautiful Shropshire. You’ll also pass by The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
152km: Legion Legend
This is the longest Poppy Ride route which is comparable to the longest day on our iconic Pedal to Paris event. You’ll head into the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Boost your riding skills
Hone your cycling expertise with our experienced ride captains who will be there to support you. Gain valuable insights into peloton riding, road safety, and the camaraderie that cycling brings.
Whether you come on your own or join as a group we offer you the best support before and during the event.
- Timed results
Unique finisher’s medal
RBL cycling jersey if you raise £300 before the event
Free on-site parking
Fully stocked feed stations
Expert medical and mechanical support
Event Village with onsite catering
Dedicated team for fundraising support