The Veterans Charity launches poignant cycling challenge to honour heroes of D-Day

Ride To Horsa is a highly poignant and challenging 3-day cycling event which will follow a route from the former Tarrant Rushton Airfield in Dorset to Ranville in Normandy.

The route pays tribute to D-Day Heroes of two operations; the US ‘Operation Elmira‘ and the British ‘Operation Coup de Main‘ and will visit numerous key locations in Normandy and pass through stunning scenery from start to finish, over 3 consecutive days.

Places for this very special event are limited to 150 cyclists, each of whom will be required to raise funds for The Veterans Charity. Part of the funds raised will be used to create a unique memorial at Horsa Bridge, which will be unveiled on Sunday 8 September!

Danny Greeno, CEO of The Veterans Charity said

We are thrilled to have launched Ride To Horsa. The charity has a strong connection to the history of D-Day having created the memorial at Pegasus Bridge and to now be working towards another striking memorial, this time at Horsa Bridge, is very exciting indeed. Entries have already begun pouring in with the first to register being the Son and Grandson of S/Sgt Howard who piloted no6 Glider on the Coup de Main operation!

The Veterans Charity has planned the event for September in order to avoid the expected crowds for the 80th anniversary of D-Day and  hopes that people will be attracted to the poignancy, history and challenge of Ride To Horsa and be inspired to sign up for a place on the event.

There is an early-bird discount for registrations before 1st December and a fundraising target for each participant of £600. Places can be booked now

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