We returned to the Somme in 2017 with well over double the number of riders.
Based in Arras for 3 nights we visited many of the iconic sites on The Somme including Thiepval, Deville Wood, and Mametz.
On the final day we cycled over Vimy Ridge culminating at Tyne Cot before attending the daily remembrance ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Some of the riders who participated have shared their stories of the ride and you can enjoy just a small selection of images captured during the epic ride by viewing our gallery below.
We’d like to thank the following for helping us make the 2017 Ride to the Somme such a memorable and successful event.
Renault Trucks UK
A huge thank you for providing our transport solution and the staff support. Also for the Crew Master Van which performed so many different roles during the event. For going beyond and entering a team of riders and doing it all with a smile.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Many thanks to the team at The Commonwealth War Graves Commission for all their support. We received excellent welcomes at Thiepval and Tyne Cot. All the riders commented how well looked after all the locations are.
Imperial War Museum
We are very grateful to everyone at The Imperial War Museum and the Centenary Partnership for their support throughout the year and for being our Recruitment Centre.
Freight Movement Ltd
For their outstanding support assisting with the logistics of getting luggage and bikes to the right place at the right time.
For our mobile branding – thank you.
For getting three coaches full of riders safely to France and back again and lots in between.
Jamie Lewis Studio Design
For always delivering a creative solution.
If you feel inspired by the 2017 Ride to the Somme, then enlist now for the 2018 Ride to the Somme.