13 October 2017

Join RBLI's Centenary Ride in support of ex-service personnel

Join Royal British Legion Industries in our most exciting fundraising event of the year, The Centenary Ride, and cycle for two days through the historic Great War battlefields of France and Belgium in aid of ex-servicemen and women who are in desperate need of support.

In commemoration of the brave members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives in the First World War, you will be travelling an astonishing 150 miles from RBLI’s head office in Aylesford, Kent, all the way to Ypres, where the eastern border of France reaches Flanders Fields – the home of some of the most momentous battles of the war.

After passing through the remarkable region of western Belgium and climbing a total of more than 1000 total metres in altitude the cyclists will then arrive in Ypres, surrounded by the Salient Battlefields, in time for a rendition of the Last Post.

We will support you in every aspect of your fundraising endeavours, ensuring that each and every penny raised will go directly to helping former members of our Armed Forces – whether that be through our transformative employment support programme LifeWorks, through our superb accommodation services in our Kent-based village or through our social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, where 70% of staff are either veterans or individuals who have a physical or hidden disability.

For a cost of £750, you will receive two nights bed and breakfast accommodation, one evening meal in hotel or restaurant in Ypres, two lunches, the ferry crossing from Dover to Calais, an accompanying medic, and, most importantly, you have the opportunity to give back to those who served.

Those of all ages and cycling experiences are welcome, so join us on Friday June 8th 2018 in this first of a kind event.

To book your place and to find out more contact secretary to the friends of RBLI Penny Dyson at Pennydyson@outlook.com, or visit https://www.rbli.co.uk/page/event?id=34