A team from the Kent-based air distribution equipment manufacturer will be among 200 cyclists riding the 200 miles Major Percy travelled to bring London the news of the Duke of Wellington’s victory. It was 200 years ago when Major Henry Percy of the 14th Light Dragoons, the Duke’s only aide-de-camp to have survived the battle unscathed, was entrusted with the task of carrying news of the victory by horse and carriage to London.
If you have the stamina, a Waterloo 200 Rider package worth £650 is up for grabs. You have a chance to join Waterloo’s team and take part in this historic journey. Cyclists will be expected to ride 120 miles on the first day, followed by the last 80 on the second day where they will finish at Wellington Barracks in London opposite Buckingham Palace.
The bike ride is being held on June 19 in association with Ride of the Lions, the Waterloo 200 Association and in aid of Walking with the Wounded Charity. Three of Waterloo’s employees – Matreya Southgate, Adam Osborne and Stuart Fritter – will be amongst the 200 setting off from the Wellington Museum in Waterloo, Belgium.
Those with an ability to take part in the ride should email the team at Waterloo200@waterloo.co.uk
The winner will be drawn on the 15th April 2015.