25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

Dedicated to the 25th London Cyclists, a much forgotten regiment. The 1/25th battalion's WW1 service was undertaken in India and the North West Frontier. In 1917 they participated in the Waziristan Campaign.  In 1919 they helped quell the Amritsar uprising, and participated in the 3rd Afghan War. In 1917, 200 of the 1/25th left India and fought in Mesopotamia. Most of the Battalion did not return to the UK until Dec 1919. All without their beloved bicycles. 
Some members of the 2/25th served in France attached to other regiments.

"Banished to India"

See also the  2/25th  &  3/25th  battalions.

      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 at The Thiepval Memorial. It will be a fund raising ride for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.


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