The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

D-Day Anniversary Abingdon to Argentan Bike Ride

Friday June 5th to Sunday June 7th.

Thanks to Sue H for these pictures of the start of the 300 mile bike ride, before the rain set in. The cyclists were sent off by the Mayor and a D Day veteran, Maurice Armstrong, yesterday.

The 18 cyclists, with support vehicle, are doing it to raise money for the Pathway Workshop - a charity which provides employment and training for disabled people.

The cyclists are going to Abingdon's twin town, Argentan, but en-route will be doing their own D-Day Landing. (The Normandy Landings were on June 6, 1944.)

And for those who could not join them, there are more cycling events planned during Bike Week - June 13th-21st. See the Abingdon Diary for the details.

2 Comments:

Anonymous John E said...

seeing Maurice Armstrong here, I wonder if we have his amazing D-Day story anywhere online? - He's certainly one of Abingdon's heros!

6 June 2009 20:57  
Blogger Backstreeter said...

Hi John, The Herald has a few quotes from Maurice at http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/hsabingdonnews/4423759.Cyclists_set_off_for_French_twin_town/

6 June 2009 23:45  

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