Making steady progress – Day two of the Dinghy Young cycle trip to Holland

Returning our Dambuster silhouettes to their home, here we talk you through the second day of an RAF cycling challenge we’ve helped to organise that sees seven members of the RAF cycle from the IBCC to Castricum aan Zee in Holland to honour the Dambusters Dinghy Young and his crew who lost their lives during the legendary raid. To catch up on their first day, visit here: 

While much of the UK had rain, for the RAF Cyclists it was nothing but sunshine as they completed the first leg of their journey on Netherlands soil.  

Having taken the evening before to recover from the previous day’s cycling, all seven of the cyclists were once again ready and waiting to set off in the early morning to make some good progress on the day’s journey ahead.  

Yesterday’s route saw the team start in Rotterdam’s beautiful old town. The team spent most of the day on coastal paths as they travelled north toward Castricum aan Zee, where the memorial ceremony will take place to remember Dinghy Young and his crew’s sacrifice during the Möhne Dam raid where they were shot down only 200 yards from safety. 

Along the way the team also stopped at the International Court of Justice to visit the World Peace Flame. 

The final rendezvous for the day was in Katwijk-aan-zee where the cyclists enjoyed some well-earned down time and well-earned drinks. Reporting back to us, they said they had a brilliant day with many people stopping them to find out more about the challenge, why they’re doing it, and the history behind their jerseys – each of which represent one of the lost crew. 

Some photos from the day below: 



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