Team Age UK East Riding’s commemoration cycle ride to Flanders

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Team Age UK East Riding successfully completed its charitable cycle ride to Ypres and back.

All 13 riders in the Team completed the 135 miles and so far, their efforts have raised around £20,000 that is to be donated to Age UK East Riding to help fund its much in demand charitable services for older and vulnerable East Riding residents.

With the assistance of 5 Team supporters, the 13 cyclists (with an average age of 58) battled in temperatures of around 30 degrees over 73 miles on Monday to reach Ypres from Zeebrugge in time to get a quick shower and change before attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate at 8pm that evening. Team members Christopher Oughtred, Tina Cerutti and John Senior laid wreaths and crosses during the ceremony, remembering those from the East Yorkshire Regiment who had fought and died in the battles there during the First World War.

 

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