John writes : Well we did it!4 strangers started this crazy ride 3 weeks ago with the support of Julie, and Graham our support drivers, and PJ and Lesley on the end of the phone.Myself, Tony, Jon and Neil have cycled almost 1500 miles to raise funds for Help for Heroes OfficialSo far we’ve raisedContinue reading “Road Captain John”
Our last ceremony of Hero JOGLE Relay. This is the closest war memorial to the end of our Long Way Round route. We have a volunteer piper with us for the ceremony who will be dashing to Land’s End to complete the ride for us! What a great end to three weeks of remembrance. TheContinue reading “Trethewey War Memorial”
So, it’s Day 18 of the Help for Heroes JOGLE Relay, and sadly my 5th and last day of riding with the incredible guys who started at John O’Groats and will ride on to reach Lands’ End on Saturday. We camped last in the village of Nomansland (yes, it really is a place!) in Wiltshire.Continue reading “Day 18 – Paul writes”
With time to spare this morning, the lads were invited to cook their breakfast by Emma and Bryn in somewhat nicer surroundings than a wet car park! Then a photo from Emma of the Fantastic Four and our fantastic Big Battlefield Bike Ride piper – Tom Smith.
A few pictures from our ceremony at the Cenotaph yesterday afternoon. This was followed by a dash through Central London, arriving at Colnbrook in the darkness at 8.30pm 🤪
This video just in, footage of Irene playing out the ceremony with a lament.
It’ll not be a surprise that we are visiting Downton during the Hero JOGLE Relay. The village actually has two memorials, and we are paying our respects at the Memorial Hall. The Downton Memorial Hall was built in 1840, on land donated by the then Lord Radnor, not as a village hall but as a publicContinue reading “Downton War Memorial”
Neil writes: Day 16 (14 riding) weather held off, hills not too severe. We had 3 motorcycle outriders today which made negotiating junctions and roundabouts so much easier and safer. We did carry out a service at the RAF memorial at Runnymede where 20,000 guys are remembered who have no known grave. We also paidContinue reading “Day 16 – added motorcycles outriders!”
Had the most incredible 2 days with the Hero JOGLE Relay. Downham to Colchester and onto the Cenotaph, battling headwinds, hills and some serious traffic. 144 miles in total, some tough sections but seeing the guys doing the whole route cracking on just inspires you to keep going, and all the most amazing cause IfContinue reading “Rider Chris Rolfe writes:”
New footage from the band themselves on their Twitter feed https://twitter.com/gspipesanddrums/status/1437125852542771202?s=21
On arrival at Brookwood the Pipes and Drum band of Gordon’s School led by Pipe Major Mrs Iona Scotson played us into the cemetery. Later they also performed at our remembrance ceremony attended by Major General Tim Sullivan (Deputy Lord Lieutenant)
More pictures from the mechanical wizard Graham. Taken earlier today at our final ceremony of the day. By now they should have had lunch and be heading towards Andover and their bed for the night,
I appreciate everything these cyclists are doing for the charity. It’s been hard year all round and I admire my them all for getting “tender bits” in aid of the charity. Our heroes go the extra mile each day, and this team is doing just that 😃 Words and pictures by Joyce Dawn Moore (takenContinue reading “Day 14 – a guest post from Joyce Dawn Moore”
A visit and a cheer from Help For Heroes CEO Melanie Waters OBE as Mel says: “You’re really making a difference” As we said earlier today: “…in the end, it’s about the blokes. The wounded, injured and sick serving and veteran and their families… …Give us your money. Donate here: https://bit.ly/DonateToHeroJOGLERelay Please.”