Exeter Medical sponsor cycle event for Combat Stress

Exeter Medical Director & Consultant in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Chris Stone took part in a British battlefield cycle ride in Northern France this June to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war.

Poppy lest we forget on Exeter Medical sponsored Cycling Shirts
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Cycle team visit world war graves during charity cycle ride
Cycle team stop off by world-war-tank during charity cycle ride

The journey took a team of cyclists, made up largely by employees of defence organisation QinetiQ, across the WW1 and WW2 battle sites of Belgium and northern France, including the Normandy beaches.

Organiser Matt Bray was able to visit the final resting place of his Grandfather who was killed during the withdrawal to Dunkirk and, in an act of remembrance, laid a Royal Marines beret on his grave.

Most cyclists were either ex-servicemen or currently serving in the armed forces.

Cycle team by world war stone monument during charity cycle ride

The ride, which covered 374 miles, raised money for Combat Stress, with donations currently totalling £2,250.00.

Both Exeter Medical, which provided the team jerseys, and QinetiQ, supported the event.

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