Lest we forget

Photo: Osh, David, David and me paying our respects.

Today’s ride was organised by David and me to honour the fallen on Remembrance Sunday. We chose to ride to St. Albans, the town twinned with the home town of our twinned Italian cycling club, La Centinarolese.

As we arrived I saw a few looks of ‘bloody cyclists, trying to get through’. They soon changed as they saw us stop, dismount, remove our headgear and stand in line for the service at St. Albans War Memorial.

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After the service a lady came over to say thank you to us for riding out to St. Albans to join them for the ceremony. Humbling.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

For the Fallen, Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

Year to date

13,602 km / 122 rides / 111 km average per ride

136,681m elevation gain (15.4 Everests)

 

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