Amanda Milling, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, has taken part in a charity static bike ride in Parliament to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.
The event, which took place in association with The Royal British Legion, set out to raise funds and awareness for the Poppy Appeal in Parliament in the centenary year of the end of the First World War.
More than 120 MPs and Peers took part in the 12-hour static bike ride, each cycling as far as they could on an exercise bike in 5 minutes; trying to beat their colleagues to top the leader board. Serving members of the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy also took part, racing against Members of the Houses of Parliament and sharing their experiences of life in the Armed Forces. Amanda Milling cycled 2km in 5 minutes as part of the The IPT Poppy Ride 2018
Amanda Milling MP said: “I was very pleased to be able to support the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal by taking part in the charity bike ride. I was keen to talk to members of the armed forces about their experiences, as well as discuss important issues like the Military Covenant, life after the armed forces and PTSD, which has a devastating effect on veterans, with other MPs. As we reach the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, I am proud to have been part of the special event held in Parliament.”
All money raised on the day helps The Royal British Legion provide lifelong financial, social and emotional support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.