There's just two days to go until the riders set off on their way to Falmouth, to start the Trafalgar Way Cycle. A legendary route with a lot of history behind it, with 5899m elevation gain, this is an extremely tough ride. In October 1805 the Battle of Trafalgar took place, the news of the British Navy victory needed to be sent to the Admiralty, London. Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotière was handed despatches and ordered to deliver them to the Admiralty as soon as he could. When his ship landed just off the coast of Falmouth, he began his epic 37 hour journey (via a horse drawn coach) to London.
Our riders are completing the journey via bike, and aiming to beat the 37 hour journey that the horses made. The team are aiming to cycle in to the Admiralty on Sunday evening. Please come along and show your support at the Admiralty pub from 6pm.
Donations to the ride can be made here: virginmoneygiving.com/trafalgarwaychallenge