It wasn’t A Bridge Too Far for Baxterbear!

13/09/2010 to 18/09/2010 Baxterbear journeyed the whole way from London to Brussels on the handle bars of Colonel Simon Vandeleur Edinburgh Castle Garrison Commander. Baxterbear was TREEKLED to be able to send Colonel Vandeleur on his journey from Edinburgh Castle. 1 They recreated the journey made in the 1977 war film A Bridge Too Far which featured a star cast including, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Michael Byrne, Anthony Hopkins and Laurence Olivier. Two relatives of Col Simon Vandeleur fought in Operation Market Garden during World War II, and that was the subject of the film. Lieutenant-Colonel J.O.E Vandeleur was played by Michael Caine and Lt.Col. Giles Vandeleur was played by Michael Byrne. 11 The bike ride started at Euston Station, London, on September 13th and finished five days later in Flanders, Belgium. A military band made sure that the cyclists left London in style. 6 The cyclists were welcomed to Flanders with a World War II parade. 13 Baxterbear is TREEKLED to have made a difference for Help for Heroes, and is looking forward to the next event with them. Simon Vandeleur was riding with a group of other cyclists, including Help for Heroes founder Bryn Parry. 8 For the first day of Col Simon Vandeleur’s blog, click here. For the fourth day of Col Simon Vandeleur’s blog, click here. For the fifth day of Col Simon Vandeleur’s blog, click here. For the sixth day of Col Simon Vandeleur’s blog, click here. More photos below: 2 4 5 7 9 10 12 14 15