Dambusters2014: Bike to the Bridge

Published: 02:36PM Aug 4th, 2014
By: Web Editor
A bide ride is being organised to Arnhem in September as part of the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the airborne attempt to capture the bridges that marked the route into the heart of Germany during the Second World War...
Dambusters2014: Bike to the Bridge

Last year the charity riders visited the Mohne dam in Germany

The charity ride will start at RAF Coningsby, Lincs on September 17 and will finish with a ride into the city of Arnhem in the Netherlands in time for the commemoration ceremonies at the famous John Frost Bridge on September 19, 2014.

Dambusters2014 is inviting riders to take part in this historic event. All Dambusters riders get a comprehensive ‘Rider Pack’ with information, ferry discounts and ideas on places to visit en route. To qualify for the ride you are expected to raise at least £250 for the Ride's two charities, the RAF Benevolent Fund and Motorcycle Outreach.

For full details of the ride visit: www.dambusters2014.org.uk or email Simon Dufton, the event organiser, at Dambusters2012@gmail.com.

Last year the same organisers arranged for a charity ride from RAF Scampton to the Mohne Dam, part of the 70th anniversary tribute to the famous dams raid in 1943 when 617 squadron RAF breached two of Gemany's great dams. The UK riders met up with German bikers and dignitaries for a wreath-laying ceremony at the dam. Just under £14,000 was raised for chaity.

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