'Poppy Posse'

Sunday  25 June  2017  10:30 AM    Sunday  25 June  2017 3:30 PM
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Last update 26/06/2017

Welcome to the inaugural RBL ‘Poppy Posse’ cycling ride.  You are invited to join the RBL London staff Area Team for a friendly cycle ride as part of an alternative up-beat Remembrance 'Armed Forces Day' activity. A 13 mile easy paced ride as a human poppy chain, pedalling by over 34+ war memorials in central London. Bring your own picnic for the lunch stop off, in a public open green space.

DRESS CODE: RED; any style or costume, Lycra or vintage - in RED.

Form up 10.30am at RBL HQ, London Pop In Centre, Haig House, SE1 1AA. (nearest tube Borough or London Bridge).

At registration you will be able to adorn your bicycle with RBL branded flags and poppies; study and discuss map with memorial listing and enjoy a free cuppa and biscuits before setting off sharp by 11.30am. 

Awards for 'Best Poppy Red Outfit' and 'Best Decorated Bicycle'. 

Register your place by noon Friday 23rd June to guarantee your premium goodie bag.

Ring out your bell, toot your horn at every memorial passed in tribute to the fallen and to the future of the living.

Participants will be expected to sign this waiver prior to taking part. This form must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over. Evidence of age may be requested. Participants under the age of 18 years will be allowed to participate in the event with the consent of their parent or legal guardian who must sign the Event Registration form on behalf of the underage rider.  Signing is also an acceptance for the actions and consequences of the underage rider. Under 16s must be accompanied at all times by an adult, responsible for them.

Printed route maps and memorial listing will be handed out on the day. 

Car Parking

On Sunday many of the surrounding roads have no operating parking controls.  Limited Parking is available on site for those bringing multiple riders and bicycles - once registered please email sstephenson@britishlegion.org.uk with car reg and make /model of car. 

Bring with you:

  • A picnic, water.
  • Front and rear lights, (in case it's dark on the ride,  when you decide to head home)
  • Sun screen
  • You need to be able to repair your own puncture; 
    basic bike tool & puncture repair kit, or spare inner tube or instant spray repair aerosol.
  • Bicycle pump

Make sure your bike is roadworthy, in particular check:

  • Brakes work properly
  • Tyres are sufficiently inflated
  • Chain runs freely and the gear changes are smooth
  • No obvious loose connections (check especially your handlebars, saddle, cranks, pedals)
  • Wheels run true (don't wobble from side to side when moving)

This event is not a fund raiser; if you wish to make a donation, you may do so in the collection tin at the Pop In Centre, but this is NOT obligatory.

Working in collaboration with the Southwark Cyclists Healthy Rides as part of the London Cycling Campaign

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