This past June, I cycled with my heroes in England, France and Belgium. No, not with the pros. Rather, it was with past and current members of our armed services, first responders and supporters of a great cause. The ride was the Battlefield Bike Ride 2017 by Wounded Warriors Canada, in support of those dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder. Along the approximately 600-km journey, we visited several sites where Canadian, Newfoundland and Labrador corps fought with distinction. As special as those experiences were, it was the honour of riding with so many who have or are serving our country and communities that made the trip special. For this ordinary civilian, marching to the foot of the Canadian Vimy Memorial for our final service in such distinguished company was humbling and emotional. Kudos to Wounded Warriors Canada and Magic Places Cycling for putting together such an amazing and important annual event.
Al Greyson Burlington, Ont.