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Lest We Forget: how CTC honours fallen soliders

The Cyclists' War Memorial in Meriden was erected after the First World War and ever since then, CTC members have met every year to remember cyclists who have died as a result of war. This week, the BBC has broadcast a feature about the memorial as part of the World War One at Home series.
Cyclist Battalion from WW1

CTC has a long and interesting history, and many of our members fought in both the First and Second World Wars. Every year, on 11 November, wreaths are laid and cyclists stop and remember those who died in war at the Cyclists' Memorial on the village green in Meriden in the West Midlands. 

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We will remember them...

Not only on Remembrance Sunday but also in May 2014, CTC will remember the thousands of cyclists who gave their lives in WW1 and in conflicts since.
May 1921 cyclists gather to unveil the War Memorial at Meriden

As we remember all those who lost their lives in war this weekend, CTC will specifically honour the Cyclists' Battalions and other fallen cyclists at the annual memorial at Meriden in May with a special service at the Cyclists' War Memorial.

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