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Herbert (Bert) Gayler – Olympian

Gayler, Herbert Henry, resident Willesden, enlisted in the 25th County of London Cyclist Battalion at Fulham (740705). He died of wounds in Waziristan, N.W.F. India, 23 Jun 1917. He was born in Chiselhurst, Kent in 1882, the son of Henry … Continue reading

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BBC Countryfile Remembrance Sunday Special

I had previously blogged about the Ride to the Somme. On the 13th the BBC Countryfile program was dedicated to Remembrance day featuring the Ride to the Somme. Bicycle battalions were mentioned but the main focus was the Army Cycle … Continue reading

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New book – Dreams and Realities

Based on a True Story DREAMS AND REALITIES by Jonathan L. Trapman Jonathan Trapman presents an epic journey within this heptalogy (series of 7) and dynastic tale taking its starting point from a true story his forebear initiated, some 230 … Continue reading

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25th London Bn. on the BBC

This week the 25th County of London Cyclist Battalion featured on the BBC program “Inside the factory : Bicycles” (Series 2, no.4). At the 24 minute mark several photos from the 25th London Bn. website were used, including two in … Continue reading

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Military Bicycles in the Great War

A new book has been published about Military Bicycles in the Great War. The author has included information gleaned from the 25th London Cyclist website, as well as the 1932 Londons book.. When World War I began, the bicycle was … Continue reading

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Ride to the Somme

Ride to the Somme will commemorate the cycling soldiers that fought and fell during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 as they ride 250 miles over 3 days. The Ride will commence on Wednesday 31st August and will culminate … Continue reading

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The Battalion’s 1916 Christmas Card

Recently a new item surfaced on Ebay, the battalion’s 1916 Christmas card, which no doubt will be added to Russell’s collection. I thought initially the artist would be Edgard Phillips who penned a number of drawings whilst in India. However … Continue reading

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