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Cycling adventure to remember WW1 soldiers raises £2,000

Members of Havering Triathlon Club cycled almost 300 miles through Belgium and France to pay their respects to the soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War.  
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13 riders set off from Cycle Surgery in Romford on Friday on the first part of their adventure and were joined at Dover by three more members.     

The following day they all made their way to Ypres to take part in the poignant Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing and lay a wreath to remember those who gave their lives.      Getting ready to go 2

And on Sunday they made their way home via Dunkirk in France and their efforts over the 72 hours raised more than £2,000 to help fund our specialist care and support services.

Havering Triathlon Club and its members were hugely proud to be granted the honour of laying a wreath to commemorate the fallen in the Great War at the Menin Gate," said Graham Goddard, the club's Chairman.    

"It was particularly poignant given that it is 100 years since thGetting ready to go 2e end of WW1.     

"We cycled nearly 300 miles over 3 days to get to from Cycl

e Surgery in Romford to Ypres and back and we are indebted to Caravan Specialist Van Hire for our support van and to Angela's Florists, in Wickford for the Wreath."     

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