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In pictures: Hero Ride 2015 in aid of Help for Heroes heads to Windsor Racecourse

In pictures: Hero Ride 2015 in aid of Help for Heroes heads to Windsor Racecourse

Tom Roddy

In pictures: Hero Ride 2015 in aid of Help for Heroes heads to Windsor Racecourse

A sea of cyclists peddled into Royal Windsor Racecourse on Sunday in aid of Help for Heroes.


Over 1,200 people rode into the grounds in Maidenhead Road where a fun day was being held to help raise funds for the charity as part of Hero Ride 2015, a fundraising event.

They were led by 100 injured servicemen and women, who had covered 18,000 miles collectively in seven days, having started on Sunday, June 14. 

Cyclists travelled from as far as Plymouth, Cornwall and John O'Groats.

They passed Windsor Castle where they were saluted by General the Lord Dannatt on their way to the racecourse.

Bryn Parry, co-founder of Help for Heroes, said: “Hero Ride has seen cyclists from all over the country make their way to Windsor, culminating in one of the biggest national demonstration of support for our wounded heroes.

“Soldiers, sailors and airmen who are injured today will still need our support tomorrow and in the days that follow, for the rest of their lives."

Sponsor the riders at www.helpforheroes.org.uk/backthe100

 

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