Motorcyclists take to the saddle in memory of fallen soldier - The Leamington Observer

Motorcyclists take to the saddle in memory of fallen soldier

MOTORCYCLISTS took to the saddle in memory of fallen soldier Conrad Lewis.

Some 200 bikers set off on ‘Conrad’s Ride’ from Ragley Hall to the Old Leamingtonians RFC in Leamington via Warwick Castle.

The 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 2011, while on foot patrol in one of the most dangerous areas of Helmand Province.

A Guard of Honour was performed and a flag presented to the soldier’s parents Anthony and Sandra Lewis.

Warwickshire and West Mercia Dog Handlers also supported the event which raised over £5,500 for the 353 charity – as Conrad was the 353rd British soldier killed in Afghanistan – set up by Conrad’s parents to help those in the military community through times of need.

Spokesperson Carole Davis said: “Conrad’s Ride was a massive success. Many thanks goes out to everyone who has supported and donated to the charity, also to the event organisers Nick Ward and his family for making this possible.”

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