The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England.
This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead: therefore the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.
Just a few miles from the end of our ride, we will visit the Trethewey War Memorial in the parish of St Levan.
Unveiled on 31st July 1921 by Brigadier General, Lord St Levan, CB, C.V.O, dedicated to the memory of the brave men of St Levan who fell in the First World War, stands a Celtic wheel cross in the grounds opposite the church. The names of the fallen from World War II were added later.