Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is supporting the charity Rugby for Heroes in partnership with the Royal British Legion as they mark the Armistice centenary with a 300 mile bike ride.
Three Mitsubishi L200 pick-up trucks will lend support during the 300 mile bike ride scheduled for August 29-31, with riders starting from Twickenham Stadium in the UK and finishing at Compiegne in France, the site of the First World War Armistice. The Mitsubishi L200s will carry bikes, spare parts and other support equipment for the duration of the ride and will be driven by members of Rugby for Heroes who will provide back-up and assistance to the riders.
The ride will culminate in a ceremony at the Armistice site on September 1, followed by a rugby match at Compiegne RC between a Rugby for Heroes XV and a Compiegne XV. Rugby legend Mike Tindall MBE, who is also patron of Rugby for Heroes, along with ex-France international Serge Betson, will be joined by a number of service personnel for the ride and the match.
Mike Tindall MBE – Patron of Rugby for Heroes said: “The Armistice 100 Bike Ride & Match will join the rugby and forces communities together and allow us as members of the rugby community to honour those who shared our passion for the game and who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War. It will be a privilege to ride alongside some of our nation’s heroes as we pay our respects in this important anniversary year.”
Rob Lindley – Managing Director – Mitsubishi Motors in the UK said: We are pleased to provide the three L200 support vehicles for such a worthwhile cause, and to help commemorate the First World War Armistice 100. We wish all the riders and participants of the 300 mile ride to Compiegne the very best of luck.
Simon Bailey - Rugby for Heroes Chair of Trustees said: “The Armistice 100 Trilogy of events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War Armistice are central to the charity's efforts this year. The vehicles that have been generously provided by Mitsubishi Motors will be a fantastic asset to the team, ensuring that our riders have the support they need to complete the 300 mile Armistice 100 Bike Ride safely. To find out more about the Rugby for Heroes Armistice 100 Trilogy and to pledge your support, go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/armistice100."
ABOUT MITSUBISHI MOTORS
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors’ DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its “Drive your Ambition” tagline – a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.
ABOUT RUGBY FOR HEROES
Rugby for Heroes works with the rugby community to raise funds and awareness or military personnel who are making the transition to civilian life. We are committed to providing financial and personal support, to help individuals overcome the many challenges that this transition presents.
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