Cyclists from the UK’s Polish community have once again pledged their support to the RAF Association’s global cycling event RAFA Rides.

Some 200 cyclists from the amateur cycling group, Polish Wings, will join hundreds of others at Kendrew Barracks to raise money for the Association on 15 June

Polish Wings, which has supported RAFA Rides since 2022, consists of around 6,000 amateur road cyclists, mainly originating from the Polish community in the UK.

Dominik Kosciolowski from Polish Wings said: “Supporting the RAF Association is important to us because we want to pay tribute to our historical heritage and the way in which Polish fighter pilots joined forces with the RAF during the Second World War, and particularly the Battle of Britain.

“Many of us see ourselves as guests in this country and we’re very keen to join in and take part in as many events as possible.  We love cycling different routes around the UK and meeting other cyclists along the way.”

Pete Brocklehurst, Community & Challenge Fundraiser (North) for RAFA Rides, said: “We’re delighted that Polish Wings has chosen to support RAFA Rides again this year. We also join the team in paying tribute and remembering the brave pilots and personnel from the Polish Air Force who took part in the defence of our nation and the rest of Europe during WWII.”

Find out more about RAFA Rides 2024 and sign up here.

Polish Wings team photo from 2023

RAFA Rides 2024

RAFA Rides connects RAF personnel and supporters from around the world, with one ambition: to support the RAF community.