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Old Soldiers Relatives Wanted For Bike Ride

Soldiers

12:11am 9th September 2012
(Updated 8:25am 10th September 2012)

A charity is calling out for the decendants of local soliders who were part of D Day to saddle up and cycle down memory lane.

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) are inviting the decendants of the British Army's Dorsetshire Regiment to follow in the footsteps of their heroic World War Two ancestors for rare cycling experience.

The journey tracks the allied soliders path from Portsmouth to Normany, where on 6 June 1944 the British infantry lands on the shores for the historic assault on German-occupied France. D Day was marked as the start of the invasion of Nazi Europe and signalled a major turning point in the Second World War.

Phil Robertshaw told Wessex FM "This experience will be not just a matter of visiting those places but there will be an experienced tour guide accompanying the riders who will be able to give real informed comments so you really will get a sense of what it was like. We're hoping it'll leave the riders with real memories to treasure."

This event will raise fund for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning charity MAG, whose work to clear landmines and destroy weapons helps some of the world’s poorest people rebuild their lives.

To sign up to this physical challenge with a historical twist for June 2013 or for more information visit http://www.maginternational.org/ddaycycle, call Lesley on 0161 238 4886 or email lesley.achim@mag international.org

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