Gravesend Rugby Club completes four day charity bike ride
PUBLISHED: 17:05 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:05 13 October 2015
The rugby club cycled to Ypres for the Royal British Legion
A local rugby club spent the weekend cycling across Europe for charity.
Gravesend Rugby Club raised money for the Royal British Legion with a sponsored four-day bike ride.
On Monday, 37 men and women completed four days of cycling across Europe to Belgium.
£15,000 has already been raised for the RBL Poppy Appeal by the group, with the final tally being announced at a ceremony on October 30.
Before the trip, some members of the team travelled to the RBL Village in Aylesford to collect a wreath they would be laying on their gruelling journey.
The team, who called themselves the “Gravesend Moles”, started last on October 9, cycling 300 miles from Gravesend to Ypres, Belgium, and back.
In Ypres the group attended a ceremony where they laid 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 agreed to assist our riders”