In support of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission's 'Living Memory' Project we are pleased to be leading a new event across the county to tell the story of those men buried within its borders who fought on the Somme a century ago in a one-day cycling event.
Hertfordshire today has a staggering 891 War Graves, with at least one in almost every town and village throughout the county, many of those relating to men that fought in the 1916 Somme Campaign, some of whom received wounds there, ultimately dying in hospitals around the county. A century on from the battle of the Somme, we have decided to support the Living Memory Project with an event of our own commemorating those brave individuals that were involved in the conflict.
Our event is planned for Saturday 10th September 2016, the week of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Flers-Courcellete where the 'tank' saw action for the very first time in history. We will be visiting and paying our respects at war graves around the country en-route and uncovering some facinating stories along the way and finishing with the moving Last Post ceremony.
Starting in the county town of Hertford, we will traverse the Hertfordshire countryside through Ware, Thundridge, Wadesmill, High Cross, Sacombe Green, Watton-at-Stone, Datchworth, and Knebworth to end our ride in Hitchin, a route of approximately 30 miles. The event will be entirely FREE and all are welcome, regardless of age, ability and cycling proficiency! You can ride part of the route or the entire day, it is entirely up to you!
You can find the complete Route plan, timings and advice HERE
If you would like to put your name down to join us then please contact us HERE
If you would like to know more about the Living Memory Project and how can run your own event during the Somme centenary then check out the website HERE.
See you soon!