12-16 May 2021

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Our 2021 Ride to the Somme Cycle Ride is based in Amiens and gives riders an opportunity to enjoy a fully supported experience.
Riding in limited groups with cyclists of similar ability and experience it is a unique opportunity to discover the history from The Great War and World War II.

The Ride

Over 3 days of riding we offer daily routes of 50 or 75 miles with the opportunity to choose your pace and distance. Your group will be led by experienced riders who not only keep you on course but also deal with punctures and any additional needs.

We stop every 2 hours or so for refreshment.

The Bicycle at War

Each day you will visit iconic sites and memorials accompanied by our own historian.

You will learn about the history of the Somme and beyond. We pay particular attention to the part that the bicycle has played within that history.

Respect

All riders will have opportunities to pay their respects to those that have fallen while supporting forces personnel in current need through valuable sponsorship.

Short listed for Best Charity Challenge Event 2019