Weʼve raised £3,085 to Staffordshire Regiment Association Cycling Club are raising £2000 in support of the Motor Neurones Disease" and for ‘Help a Squaddie’
- Funded on Monday, 21st October 2019
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On the 18th September 2019, the SRACC will embark on a 400-mile bike ride from the Staffordshire Regimental Museum in Lichfield Staffordshire to Arnhem in the Netherlands ,to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem which was part of Operation Market Garden in WWII.
The Battle of Arnhem was a major battle of the Second World War. It was fought in and around the Dutch towns of Arnhem, Oosterbeek, Wolfheze, Driel and the surrounding countryside from 17–26 September 1944. You may be familiar with the Film ‘A Bridge Too Far’ which tells the story of the battle.
The 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment (predecessors to the Staffordshire Regiment and now the Mercian Regiment) were part of the air landing brigade that landed outside Arnhem in gliders and was heavily involved in the fighting, with two men being awarded the Victoria Cross.
The Challenge will be broken down into the following legs.
Day 1 – 100 Miles - The first leg of our journey is from the Staffordshire Regimental Museum to Woodhall Spa where the 2nd Bn South Staffords were based before the battle and deployed on the 17/18th September 1944.
Day 2 - 70 Miles - Woodhall Spa to Hull (overnight ferry). Prior to leaving the SRACC we will be laying a wreath at the 1st Airlanding Brigade memorial. The Club’s own Bugler will sound the ‘Last Post’
Day 3 – 100 Miles - Rotterdam to Arnhem
Day 4 - 20 Miles - Day of commemorations at Arnhem /Oosterbeek, this will include crossing the ‘John Frost Bridge, memorial at the ‘Lonsdale’ Church at Oosterbeek and laying wreaths at several CWGC Cemeteries
Day 5 -100 Miles Final ride back to Rotterdam from Arnhem and Ferry.
Day 6 – Return to Lichfield by Road Transport to Regimental Museum Lichfield.
The Charities, the Club have decided to support are:
The Motor Neurones Disease Association
Help a squaddie - A None profit Organisation based in Rugeley Staffordshire. founded in Sept 2015. Their main objective is to help struggling Veterans
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As all the riders are getting in shape for the summer, club chairman and ex warrent officer Lee Davies is hitting the miles hard by doing a solo 100 miles, great effort
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Oct 7, 2019
Amazing effort by everyone.
Sep 30, 2019
Well Done to Paul F & all the team!
Sue and Gordon
Sep 30, 2019
Well done to all of you!
Rob Bourne nee Passmore
Sep 28, 2019
Well done people great effort 💪
Sep 27, 2019
Well done Mark and all of you 🎉🍻xxx
Sep 26, 2019
What an amazing adventure. Well done to all the riders and support crew.
Sep 26, 2019
Hope this £150.00 from 116 Pro Coy 1 RMP helps towards the great work Help a Squaddie does. All the best from all at 116
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