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Grenadier Guards set off on long cycle ride to Belgium

More than 200 cyclists, made up of Grenadier Guards and members of their families have set off on a 233 mile trip from Horse Guards Parade in central London. The group is heading to Waterloo in Belgium to raise money for their regimental charity, The Colonel's Fund Grenadier Guards.

They were seen off by David Cameron who told them:

The money you raise, the attention you bring to our brave armed services, to our veterans, is a really valuable thing to do.

We're very proud of what you're going to do, I hope you have a great few days.

David Cameron talks to former and current Grenadier Guards before they set off Credit: PA Wire
The regiment lost 15 soldiers killed in action during tours of Afghanistan, 87 returned home injured Credit: PA Wire
The money raised will go towards supporting the long-term wounded, who include 18 amputees Credit: PA Wire
Tomorrow the riders will cross the Channel to Calais by ferry Credit: PA Wire
At Waterloo, cyclists will finish at Place Albert, opposite the Chapel Royal and the Wellington Museum Credit: PA Wire