Gravesend club swap tries for tyres for charity
PUBLISHED: 10:29 09 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:30 09 October 2015
Gravesend Rugby Club is holding a four day cycling event from Gravesend to Ypres
Gravesend Rugby Club is raising money for the Royal British Legion with a four-day bike ride.
Starting today, 37 men and women will start four days of cycling across Europe to Belgium.
£15,000 has already been raised by the group, but the final tally will not be announced until a ceremony at the end of the month.
The cyclists will start from Gravesend and aim to finish in Ypres before cycling back, in a 300 mile round trip.
While in Ypres the group will attend a ceremony where they will lay a wreath at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing.
Organiser of the event, Steve Weeks said: “The idea for the event was originally conceived by our dear friend Gary Theobald, who sadly passed away earlier this year,
“We’re not only completing this event for the Royal British Legion but also for him.
“We’re encouraged that so many people associated with the Gravesend Rugby Football Club have agreed to assist our riders,
“We have a great team of people involved and we cant wait to get peddling.”
The event is being sponsored by electrical wholesaler YESSS, and south east regional manager Rob Moorey said,: “YESSS is committed to supporting ex-servicemen and women, and is the title sponsor of Walking With The Wounded’s latest endeavour, the Walk Of Britain.
“We’re keen to help in anyway we can and the team is pleased to be able to sponsor the bike ride raising money for such a good cause.”