Bikers ride out in honour of fallen soldier Private Conrad Lewis - The Leamington Observer

Bikers ride out in honour of fallen soldier Private Conrad Lewis

Leamington Editorial 1st Jul, 2017 Updated: 10th Jul, 2017   0

MOTORCYCLISTS will be revving up in honour of a fallen soldier.

The fourth annual Conrad’s Ride event- launched in memory of Private Conrad Lewis – will set off from Ragley Hall near Alcester at 11am on July 15.

The convoy will travel to Warwick Castle and pass by St Michael & All Angels in Claverdon where Conrad is laid to rest.

After crossing the finish line, the day is set to continue at Old Leamingtonians RFC with an afternoon and evening of live music, raffles, and refreshments, raising money for the 353 charity set up in Conrad’s memory.




Conrad was the 353rd British soldier killed in Afghanistan.

The popular paratrooper – who enjoyed both rugby and motorcycling – was 22 years-old and serving with 3 Para when he was killed by a Taliban sniper’s bullet in February 2011, while on foot patrol in one of the most dangerous areas of Helmand Province.


The charity was set up by The Lewis family – to help those in the military community through their times of need.

Among those supported by the charity are The Parachute Regiment Charity, Troop Aid, Nowzad Dogs and the Afghanistan Trust.

Warwickshire and West Mercia Constabulary Dog Handling Team will also be carrying out demonstrations with their canine assistants.

Tickets to the event at Old Leamingtonians RFC are £5, and overnight camping is available onsite for an additional £5.

Visit www.Facebook.com/353conradsride for more details.

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