Veterans Annual Cycle Fundraiser Events

Our Annual Cycle Fundraiser Events are more than just rides; they’re a tribute to the indomitable spirit of our veterans. Join us on a poignant journey, exploring historical landscapes and paying respects to those who shaped our world.

As we gear up for the Brecon to National Arboretum expedition, we invite you to be part of a tradition that not only enriches our veterans’ lives but also fuels crucial support through life-changing services. These annual adventures embody our commitment to fostering a community that honours, remembers, and rides for our heroes.

For the past two years, Woody’s Lodge has embarked on extraordinary cycling journeys in honour of our veterans, weaving tales of camaraderie, resilience, and remembrance. In 2022, we pedaled from Cardiff to Paris, and in 2023, we ventured through the hallowed grounds of the Normandy Battlefields— an epic saga celebrating fallen heroes. Now, as we reflect on the profound impact of these journeys, we’re thrilled to unveil our next chapter: the 2024 Brecon to National Arboretum ride.

cardiff to paris cycle race

Brecon to National Arboretum


Get involved and apply to participate in the upcoming 2024 cycle event

Step into the pedal-powered world of Woody’s Lodge, where every turn of the wheel echoes with the stories of those who served. It’s not just a ride; it’s a heartfelt salute to our veterans, ensuring their legacy continues to thrive. The road awaits, and together, we’ll make every mile count.

Hear from our past participants

Here’s a word from Kath, who participated in the Cardiff to Paris cycle

“The cycle ride meant so much to me as a trustee of Woody’s. I’ve been a trustee since we achieved charity status and being ex-military and now a Police officer, Woody’s ethos and purpose is very close to my heart. I’ve never been a cyclist before so the Cardiff to Paris ride was a HUGE challenge for me. That’s what I wanted and that’s what I got! I was determined to complete every centimetre of the ride and thankfully made it, which really made me feel that I earned all the sponsorship money that people were kind enough to give me. I have seen first-hand how the money helps veterans and emergency service personnel and know how important it is in saving lives.”

Kath Fisher 

Veteran and Trustee at Woody’s Lodge

Here’s a word from Sarah, who participated in the Normandy Battlefields cycle

“Embarking on the Normandy Battlefields fundraising cycle event was an incredible fusion of physical endurance and heartfelt connections. Meeting a diverse group of passionate individuals cycling for a wonderful cause fostered an unmatched camaraderie. Despite the challenge posed by my under-equipped bike, conquering each day’s cycle filled me with immense pride. The event’s seamless organisation complemented our fundraising efforts, and surpassing this goal was deeply rewarding. This experience wasn’t just about cycling; it symbolised the strength of community, determination, and the profound impact of collective support for a great cause. I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity to have contributed to such a meaningful charity through this unforgettable journey.”

Sarah Mason

Director, ONCREE Digital Marketing Agency

Past annual cycle fundraiser events

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Your Impact


£1 million

Nearly one million pounds in benefits were drawn down from the DWP to Veterans who didn’t know they were entitled to this money.

59% welfare cases

Our welfare teams contribute nearly two thirds of our workload each year.

2,500 lives enhanced

Veterans and their families’ lives have been improved significantly by our welfare work.

4,000 visits

Drop-in centres throughout Wales give vital social support, and a sense of community, to those who served.

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