Meriden’s Cyclists’ Memorial Service

Meriden’s Cyclists’ Memorial Service

Sunday 18th May 2014

 

Cyclists’ Memorial Service from the 1920s

Cyclists’ Memorial Service from the 1920s

Meriden remembers especially the Centenary of the First World War with the annual Cyclists’ Memorial Service on Sunday 18 May 2014.

Each year CTC Heart of England, the local member group of the Cyclists' Touring Club, and the parish church of Saint Laurence, Meriden, join together on Meriden Green around the country's National Cyclists' Memorial, to reverence and preserve the memory of all those cyclists who gave their lives in the two world wars.

This year the service will be blessed by the Bishop of Warwick and a new plaque will be officially unveiled in honour of those cyclists who have perished in conflicts since 1945.

The service starts at 11am and will be followed by refreshments in the Village Hall.

All cyclists, touring clubs and the public are welcome.

The CTC Heart of England Meriden Cycling Rally & Centennial Memorial Weekend will consist of four cycle rides; the Cotswold Challenge 160km Audax, the Warwickshire Wanderer 105k Audax and two leisure rides followed by a Fish & Chips supper on Saturday 17 May 2014 which includes a Centennial Film Show: 'A Day Out' by Alan Bennett and 'CTC Cyclists’ Special'.

For more information go to www.ctc-heartofengland.org.uk