BBBR: Day 4

BBBR: Day 4

Day 4 got off to a wet and windy start, with a good few miles of hard cycling for our riders. However, fancy dress day meant that spirits remained high and the comedy element was definitely there!

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Heroes fancy dress came in many different forms – superheroes, cartoon characters, emergency services inspiring family members and lost friends were just some of the amazing outfits worn on top of Lycra today.

There was a lot of history en route as we cycled along the D-Day beaches and our Battlefield Guides worked hard to make sure everyone knew the significance of each area.

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At Arromanches, the sun finally appeared which gave our Riders a much-needed boost as they headed towards Bayeux.

Here, cyclists took the time to walk around the beautiful cemetery and take a moment for reflection. One of the wonderful Mates 4 Mates veterans found the bravery, for the first time ever, to talk about his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and to thank fundraisers for their ongoing support.

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Four fundraisers laid wreaths in honour of loved ones and two minutes silence was observed.

It was a wonderfully emotional end to the day.

Fundraiser Sally Wilson laid a wreath for her Grandad and said of the Ride: “It’s a rollercoaster of 300 plus miles, but also stunning scenery and the most amazing camaraderie. I felt immensely honoured to lay a wreath today, both for the Charity and everything it stood for. Both my Grandfathers fought in the War so it was particularly special for me.”

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