Luton to Loos – in memory of World War One

A team of cyclists will leave Luton on Friday (September 25) on a poignant journey to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Loos in France on Sunday.

This is the second annual bike ride organised as part of Love Luton’s centenary programme to commemorate World War One.

It coincides with the second year of the Luton Poppy Appeal which provides the community with an opportunity to plant poppies in their neighbourhood. It is supported by an educational project.

Cyclists have been encouraged to raise money for one of the Remembrance Ride’s chosen charities which include the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and the Luton Poppy Appeal.

Love Luton chair Linsey Frostick said they were proud to have played their part in supporting some of the town’s best-ever events over the past few years.

She added: “Since we began the Luton Poppy Appeal last year not only we have planted more than 35,000 poppy seeds across Luton but many schools and clubs have got behind the initiative and created their own poppy displays.

“The bike ride last year was one of the most challenging and exciting events to date. It was a great personal achievement for me and many of the cyclists who took part, raising almost £15,000 for charity.”

Love Luton was formed in 2010.

> If you’d like to be part of this year’s poppy campaign visit www.loveluton.org.uk/poppy or email events@loveluton.org.uk