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Ipswich School Invite Old Ipswichians to Join This Memorable Bike Ride

Join a group from the Ipswich School community made up of parents, staff and Old Ipswichians to take the trip of a lifetime, cycling 300 miles through the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium.

The Ipswich School Battlefields Bike Ride will raise funds to help support our bursary students, including the five Ukrainian pupils we welcomed to the School this academic year and whose places were so generously supported by the first Giving Day in 2022.

The ride is designed to take in key locations in WWI and WWII relevant to Old Ipswichians. There will be time for the cyclists to pay their respects and hear real life stories of our OIs. 

Chapeau Events will be managing the ride, transport, accomodation and meals (very important) on behalf of the School who have been given permission to start the ride from Hampton Court Palace, the one-time home of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey who was educated at Ipswich School. The ride will then move on to Newhaven, Dieppe, Arras and Ypres with the finish being at the Menin Gate for the 8pm Last Post, which is carried out each evening to remember the fallen.

The Battlefields Bike Ride leaves London on Wednesday 11th October and finishes on Sunday 15th October 2023.

Ipswich School Development Director, Nikki Brown said, "I took part in a similar length of bike ride in 2017 and 2019 and can assure people that if I can do it, you can! We are holding an information evening to share training advice and fundraising suggestions and we will be joined by a representative from Chapeau Events"

"With eight months ahead, there is plenty of time to get fit for this doable challenge and fundraise for such a good cause."

The informaamtion evening will take place on the 28th February. Please email to confirm you will attend.

For more information about the trip please visit





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