“ON YOUR BIKE!” – Jeremy supports Remembrance with first ever Poppy Ride in Wales

On Wednesday 2 November, Jeremy Miles AM joined the Royal British Legion’s Wales Area manager, veterans and other Assembly Members to race against the clock on an exercise bike to mark the Remembrance period in Wales and commemorate the Battle of Mametz Wood 100 years ago. The Welsh Assembly Members attempted to cycle to the Mametz Wood memorial site on the Somme, and the target of 296 miles was achieved at 18.15 pm after over 8 hours of pedaling from everyone involved.

The bike ride took place in the Welsh Assembly’s Senedd building, and marked this very special year for remembrance in Wales. Jeremy, representing the Neath constituency, attempted to cycle as far as possible in 5 minutes, with the hope of topping the leaderboard. He managed to cycle a very creditable 2.45 km in 5 minutes.

The bike ride was organised by The Royal British Legion in Wales and builds on the successful bike ride held in 2015 in Westminster hosted by the Industry and Parliament Trust, in partnership with the Legion.

Jeremy Miles AM for Neath said: “I must thank the Royal British Legion in Wales for organising this imaginative event to mark the Remembrance period and the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood. Our Armed Forces over the years have given much to ensure the security and freedom of this country, with many paying the ultimate sacrifice.
The Royal British Legion gives excellent support to the Armed Forces community, and I am pleased to have been able to give support to such a worthy cause.”