To commence their ride to the Somme, Bugle and Terry met up with some other Veterans at the Windsor castle in England; From here, they head to France where the riding begins.
Let us take this time to send love and respect to those on this journey. Let us remember those that came before us, fought for us and fell for all of us.
Bugle and Terry Rode 55 miles through France on their first day; it wasn’t easy, but it seems as though Bugle wasn’t too tired to #PhotoBomb almost every pic. In the pics are Celtic Player Archie Mc Millan Headstone, the South African museum at Devils Wood where there is the Footballers Memorial situated and the head stone of an A&SH. These guys have been representing Scotland well. Be proud of our history and those that went before us.
Bugle and Terry journey continued to the Somme when they arrived at the Delville Wood Cemetery over the weekend. Delville Wood is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetry. Delville Wood was sometimes known as Devil’s Wood, and the fighting there during the battle of the Somme was particularly ferocious. The majority of the wood was eventually taken by South African soldiers on the 15th of July 1916, and they held on grimly during numerous German counterattacks for six days, until they were relieved
After the War, South Africa purchased the site in 1920, and it serves as a memorial to those of that nation who fell, not just here but elsewhere.
Today, we are privileged to be alive because of the soldiers who fought for our safety over the years! Send love to those who ride to the Somme.
We did warn Terry; “Bugle would steal the show”! On Saturday at the Menin gate, the Norwich Pipe band stopped for a photograph with our mascot Bugle, and Cycler Terry. They also made a friend on the journey, Gordon who is a MET Police Officer. Way to go guys… Keep up the great work.
As Bugle and Terry continue their journey to the Somme, they had a quick stop at The Canadian National Vimy Memorial site; this is a war memorial site in France dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War. Bugle and Terry had the opportunity to pay their respect to the fallen. Let us send them some love on the journey.
200 miles of cycling within 3 days; Bugle and Terry did it! The journey to the Somme was an important ride for both Bugle and Terry and the many other participants. It commemorated the brave soldiers that stood up for our freedom today over a century ago. So to everyone thank you for supporting and please so continue to support these events.