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Tour of The Battlefields


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I recently stumbled across a long-forgotten bicycle race — the Circuit des Champs de Bataille — which was held in 1919 and raced across the battlefields of the Western Front only five months after the end of the war. I wrote a short piece about this extraordinary race here, which some of you might find interesting:


I am now embarking on a four-week tour, following the route of the race on my bike for a book I am writing about the 1919 race and the battlefields, and I will be visiting Ypres, Lille, Cambrai, the Somme, St Quentin, Chemin des Dames, the Marne, Champagne, Argonne, Verdun and St Mihiel. If I can help anyone with photos of graves or memorials along the way, please do get in touch. And if you're interested, you can follow my progress here:

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Good luck, have a great trip, just followed you on Twitter. Hope you are going to post loads of photos?


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Likewise I have just followed you on Twitter

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Yes, there will be lots of photos posted as I go. Thanks for the follows/likes on social media.


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