Havering Triathlon Club cycles miles to pay respects to fallen First World War soldiers

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 June 2018

Havering Triathlon Club.

Havering Triathlon Club.

Havering Triathlon Club

Members of a triathlon club cycled hundreds of miles to pay respect to the soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War.

Riders from the Havering Triathlon Club set off from Cycle Surgery in Romford on Friday, June 15, to cycle around 300 miles through Belgium and France.

The following day, they all made their way to Ypres to take part in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing and laid a wreath to remember those who gave their lives.

On Sunday, they made their way home and through their efforts, raised more than £2,000 for Saint Francis Hospice.

The club’s chairman Graham Goddard said: “The Havering Triathlon Club was hugely proud to be granted the honour of laying a wreath to commemorate the fallen.

“It was particularly poignant given that it is 100 years since the end of the First World War.”

To sponsor the club and help raise more funds for the hospice, visit here

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