Robin Walker MP has taken part in yesterday’s charity static bike ride in Westminster to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.
The Worcester MP cycled a respectable 2.68 km in five minutes, finishing narrowly behind Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP.
The bike ride took place in Portcullis in the heart of Westminster where MPs Peers and Parliamentary Officials took it in turns to cycle as far as they could in 10 minutes in an effort to reach the top spot on the leader board. The money raised from the bike ride will help the Royal British Legion provide lifelong support for the armed forces community.
Commenting on the event Robin said,
“I was delighted to be able to lend my support to the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion do a tremendous job supporting families across the country and I am always happy to do anything I can for the Poppy Appeal. I am very much looking forward to taking my place in Worcester’s Remembrance Service this Sunday.”
I am grateful to the Industry and Parliament Trust for organising the event and I am looking forward to working with them in the future. Although I am not much of a cyclist, I was happy to do my bit in the support of such a fantastic cause.”
The Worcester Remembrance Parade takes place on Sunday 8th November.