Rugby Stars On Their Bikes To Honour Armistice 100

Rugby stars are undertaking a trilogy of events with a forces charity.

The charity Rugby for Heroes is undertaking a trilogy of events to mark Armistice 100.

A team of cyclists will ride 300 miles to Compiegne in France and will be holding a remembrance dinner and a rugby match against the French Legends later on in the year.

The rugby stars including charity patron Mike Tindall launched this year's events at the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham stadium.

The team braved atrocious conditions in last year's cycle but this hasn't stopped them braving the saddle again.

Rugby for Heroes is best known for the transition courses they offer to those leaving the military.

However, to commemorate Armistice 100, they have partnered up with the Royal British Legion to remember the fallen.

The combination of rugby and remembrance has inspired this trilogy of events including the epic bike ride in Europe.

Along the way, the cyclists will be visiting war memorial sites and will be given an in-depth tour by World Rugby Museum’s curator Phil McGowan.

The tour will culminate in Compiegne where the Armistice was signed 100 years ago.

The cycle gets underway at the end of August, departing from the stadium where they’ll all return to in November for a remembrance dinner.