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Ride4 Valencay

2017 | 75th anniversary of the first two FANY SOE women parachuted behind enemy lines in 1942. Retracing the journey by bike 400miles | 4days

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FANY (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps)

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We are  full time members of the PRVC meaning yes, we are FANYs! 

Following the success of the Ride4Nancy (2014), we have decided to take to the peddles again!

Kath & Sian are personally funding their cycle and would appreciate any support or sponsorship you are able to provide to go towards the FANY and in recognition of those who have gone before us.

Event details


We will be cycling some 400miles from Beaulieu in the New Forest, one of the SOE finishing schools, to Valencay France where we will join other members of the FANY and members of the Fédération Nationale Libre Résistance for the annual ceremony and service, recognising the 104 members who gave their lives.

Lise de Baissac and Andree Borrel were recruited as SOE (Special Operations Executive), coordinating several assignments including sabotage missions, weapons drops, and establishing landing sites for other agents. Their actions made a huge contribution to the War effort and supported the British & French resistance in occupied France.

To commemorate their extraordinary acts of bravery, courage and heroism, two current FANYs, Katherine Gale and Sian Morris, are retracing the journey on bicycles.

Event date

02-May-2017 00:00  - 
05-May-2017 00:00

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Event is completed


Well done Kath!
Donation by NY
on 17-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done a tribute to the SOE FANY
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-05-2017
£125.00 gift aid
Well done Kath. Epic trip!
Donation by Debbie Coleman
on 14-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Kath, you are an inspiration! xxx
Donation by Jayne
on 12-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Paul Morris
on 08-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
a fantastic effort, well done cath
Donation by Lynda Rose
on 07-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Go Kath the Gale-Force Wind! Best of British for what will be the most fantastic achievement and inspiration.
Donation by Venla
on 06-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
In awe of what you've achieved with your awesome support crew, Kath. WELL DONE. Can't wait to see you to celebrate your succes. C xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-05-2017
£8.75 gift aid
Good luck Kath...not that you'll need it! :-)
Donation by Will Cheeld
on 05-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Whoop! Good luck for the final day! xx
Donation by Jenny Seymour
on 05-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,465.00
Offline Donations: £1,328.00
Total Raised: £2,793.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,136.75

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