Artist's impression of what the Welsh war memorial will look like
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Charity cycle to Wales' Flanders memorial unveiling

A group of cyclists are riding from Snowdonia in north Wales to Belgium in time for the unveiling of a Welsh memorial to those who died in Flanders in World War I.

The ride is partly inspired by the Welsh poet Hedd Wyn, who was from Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd and who was killed in battle in Flanders.

They will finish the ride in Langemark where the memorial is sited in time for the ceremony on Saturday.

Cyclist Rhys Owen said the group was raising money for a prostate cancer charity en route.

He said Langemark and Trawsfynedd had strong links between the towns with lots of exchange trips between the two places.

  • 11 Aug 2014
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