Tony’s Pedal To Paris

Allgäu Oct 2017

In 2015 I undertook the task of cycling the 284 miles from London to Paris to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

The ride was a great success, we raised lots of money for the Legion and I met lots of great people, both fellow fundraisers and people who work for the Legion, I also learned about the great work they do for our servicemen, ex-serviceman & their families.

This year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WW1 I am taking up the challenge again, this time with 7 fellow former soldiers (ex Gunners of 49 Field Regiment Royal Artillery.)

I’ll be publishing regular updates of my progress here. Please feel free to ask questions.

The Royal British Legion provides welfare to the whole Armed Forces family – serving, ex-Service and their dependants. They also campaign on issues affecting Service people. The Royal British Legion spend £1.6 million a week providing practical, emotional and financial support to the Armed Forces community. Whether its families coping with the loss of a loved one; handy van services for veterans; money and careers advice for service leavers or residential care: they are there to help.

Setting off from London, the four-day event will take us through beautiful English and French countryside covering a total of 460km/284miles. We cycle from Calais to the very heart of Paris. This is the only cycling event apart from the Tour de France that the Arc de Triomphe closes for.

My aim is to raise £2,000 to help them continue this great work.