The Royal British Legion Static Bike Challenge

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I got the opportunity recently to take part in a static bike challenge organised by the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) and The Royal British Legion.

Over 90 Members of Parliament raced alongside serving members of The Armed Forces on an exercise bike to raise money for The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal. The 12 hour bike ride was held in Portcullis House, Parliament and aimed to raise money for the Legion’s national Poppy Appeal. Representing the constituency of Kilmarnock and Loudoun I managed to cycle 3.06km in 5 minutes.

The Royal British Legion and Poppy Scotland provide invaluable support to The Armed Forces community and I was pleased to have been able to support such a worthy cause.

I am also looking forward to my visit later this week to the new Poppy Scotland Ayrshire centre that has recently opened in King Street in Kilmarnock. Offering one-to-one local contact, this centre offers specialist support and advice to veterans and their family members. (Telephone: 01563 598000 / email: