Love Luton releases highlights video as remembrance ride re-scheduled for next summer

Love Luton ride to remember
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Love Luton has put together a highlights video which captures the last bike ride from Luton to France.

The Love Luton partnership has announced that it will hold the fifth remembrance bike ride next summer, it had originally been scheduled to take place at the weekend (September 12 and 13), but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

To mark the date of the initial planned bike ride and to coincide with the end of the Tour De France, Love Luton put together a highlights video which captures the last bike ride from Luton to France - loveluton.org.uk/remembranceride.

Love Luton Remembrance RideLove Luton Remembrance Ride
Love Luton Remembrance Ride

The team cycled more than 200 miles and coincided with the anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Over the years, cyclists have raised more than £30,000 for charities including Keech Hospice Care, the Royal British Legion and Help the Heroes.

Linsey Frostick, chair person of Love Luton, said “The pandemic has impacted on us all and we have seen the cancellation of many events globally.

"Like the rest of the world, Love Luton has looked at other ways to mark key anniversaries and milestones and the release of the highlights video enables us to reflect back on our journey so far.

"Love Luton is proud to have played its part in supporting some of Luton’s best ever events during the last 10 years and it has been heart breaking to postpone so many of our events.

“Love Luton took the decision to move all anniversary events to 2021 and will still be marked within the “anniversary year” which runs through to September 2021."

Funded entirely by private sponsors, Love Luton was formed in 2010 to lead the town’s bid for city status.

Since then, it has supported some of the town's biggest events, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Olympic Torch Relay, the half marathon and 10k and the Luton’s Best awards.

For more information on Love Luton visit: www.loveluton.org.uk.