A GROUP of cyclists raising money for the Help for Heroes charity are setting off from Portsmouth to eventually arrive in Paris.
The BBC reports that around 240 cyclists will take on the challenge as they attempt to raise over £1.4m, money that will be spent on helping injured service personnel.
The cycle tour will take in many of the battlefields connected with D-Day, with each stage of the journey being used to remember the fallen of the different Allied nations.
During the seven day trip the cyclists will lay a wreath remembering the American Airborne Forces, visit the landing beaches of Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, and mark the liberation of Paris at the Arc de Triomphe.
The money raised will go towards the building of seven Hero Recovery Centres at garrison towns across the UK, which will help injured service personnel with the move back to their battalion or civilian life (via Jamie Clouting).