On Wednesday 2 November Jane Hutt AM joined the Wales Area manager of The Royal British Legion, veterans and other Assembly Members to race against the clock on an exercise bike, to mark the Remembrance period in Wales, and commemorate the Battle of Mametz wood 100 years ago.
The 8 hour bike ride was held from 09.30 18.30 in the Welsh Assembly’s Senedd building, aiming to mark this very special year for remembrance in Wales. Jane represented her local constituency by cycling as far as she could in 5 minutes.
The bike ride was organised by The Royal British Legion in Wales, and builds on the successful bike ride held in 2015 in Westminster hosted by the Industry and Parliament Trust, in partnership with the Legion. Jane said:
“I would like to thank the Royal British Legion in Wales for arranging this event. The Royal British Legion provides invaluable support to the Armed Forces community; I am pleased to have been able to support such a worthy cause.
The Royal British Legion’s work is encapsulated in its motto: Live On – to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. The Legion is the nation’s biggest Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is the national custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal, and its emblem the red poppy. www.britishlegion.org.uk