The cycling team departed MOD Abbey Wood on the morning of Friday 22 September 2017 and arrived at the Menin Gate, Ypres, that evening for the Last Post Ceremony, after which they laid the first in the chain of wreaths.
On the morning of Saturday 23rd September 2017, they set off on their journey from the Menin Gate, undertook a circuit of key sites between Ypres and Passchendaele, before following the line of communication via Calais, Folkestone, Newhaven, Portsmouth, Romsey, Andover and Bulford, to Bristol, over the five days. During the course of the journey they studied a number of logistic vignettes, to support their preparations for contingent Defence tasks, and laid a chain of wreaths, which having started at the Menin Gate and concluded till MOD Abbey Wood, on Wednesday 27 September 2017.
All the hard work has resulted in an impressive ££5,087,09 in donations, well done team.
Prior to the team setting off from Bristol for the Channel Tunnel
The team laying wreaths at Menin Gate, Tyne Cot, and Dochy Farm on Saturday the 23rd before heading to Poperinge in West Flanders. On Sunday 24th September they headed to Eastbourne and will soon be setting off for Portsmouth.
On Monday 25th September the team traveled from Eastbourne to Portsmouth, covering 115.1 km along the way with a total climb of 768m.
They visited Beacon Hill, Bulford, and from Army HQ in Andover. Before they returned to Abbey Wood.
The Team at the finish line