Wellington 2 Waterloo 2013
Sequence of events

Wellington2Waterloo is so much more than just the ride itself. In the weeks and days up to and including ride week, we’re planning a series of fundraising and support events for everyone involved. From the Regimental Band sending the cyclists off, to the Menin Gate service in Ypres, and finishing with another Band Concert and Finish Line Party in Waterloo – this will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Monday 23rd September:

1400-2200: Check-In open (entrance to Wellington Barracks via West Piquet Gate)

1800: Assemble in Wellington Barracks Gym for briefing and Q&A

1900: Reception (refreshments and fork supper) in Officers Mess Wellington Barracks

Tuesday 24th September:

0600-0700: Wellington Barracks: Riders, Support Team and Supporters assemble

0600-0715: Wellington Barracks: Breakfast available for all in Junior Ranks Dining Hall

0715-0730: Wellington Barracks: Riders assemble in Main Square

0800:  Wellington Barracks: depart for the Guards Memorial, Horse Guards Parade

0815:  Short Memorial Service in front of the Guards Memorial

0830: Riders depart Horse Guards for Folkestone via Maidstone

1100-1400: Maidstone: Band concert to greet riders in Jubilee Square

1600 onwards: Riders arrive at St Martin’s Plain Camp, Folkestone for overnight

1800: Assemble at officers’ Mess for a BBQ/Buffet supper and cash bar

1830: Beating Retreat by the Corps of Drums, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Wednesday 25th September:

0600: Reveille

0615-0700:  Breakfast

0715-0730: Risers assemble

0730:  Daily briefing

0745:  Riders depart Folkestone for Dover Ferry Terminal

0930:  Riders assemble at Dover Ferry Terminal

1110: Dover: P&O Ferry departs Dover for Calais

1340: Calais: Riders disembark fery at Calais (local time)

1400: Calais:  Riders depart Calais for Ypres

1600: Ypres: Riders start to arrive at Ypres Barracks where bikes are secured, riders are then  transferred to their hotels

1745: Ypres: Riders and others start to assemble in the Museum Cafe, Cloth Hall

1800-1930: Buffet supper served and cash bar available (Museum Shop will also be open)

1915-1930: Market Square, Ypres:  Beating Retreat by the Band of the Grenadier Guards

2000: The Menin Gate, Ypres: Last Post ceremony with the Band of the Grenadier Guards

Thursday 26th September:

0600:  Reveille

0600-0700: Breakfast

0700-0720:  Assemble in hotel lobby for transportation to Ypres Barracks

0715-0730:  Riders assemble

0730:  Daily briefing

0745: Cyclists depart for Waterloo via Oudenaarde

1100-1400: Band concert in Market Square, Oudenaarde

1100-1400: Riders pass through Market Square, Oudenaarde (coincides with Market Day)

1600-1730:  Riders arrive at Place Albert 1er, Waterloo.  Bikes loaded onto transport for return to UK and riders transferred to their hotels

1845:  Riders assemble at Hotel Nivells-Sud for Beating Retreat by the Band of the Grenadier Guards and Musique de la Garde Imperiale which wil be followed by the Internationap Party including a buffet supper and cash bar

Friday 27th September:

0500: Reveille (Eurostar 9113 Nominees)

0515-0545: Breakfast

0555: Eurostar 9113 Nominees assemble in hotel lobby

0600: Eurostar 9113 Nominees depart for Brussels Midi Train Station

0700: Eurostar 9113 Nominees check in

0756: Eurostar 9113 departs (arrival 0857). Timings local


0600: Reveille (Eurostar 9117 Nominees)

0615-0645: Breakfast

0655: Eurostar 9117 Nominees assemble in hotel lobby

0700: Eurostar 9117 Nominees depart for Brussels Midi Train Station

0800: Eurostar 9117 Nominees check in

0852: Eurostar 9117 departs (arrival 0957). Timings local


0900:  Battlefield Tour nominees assemble in hotel lobby

0915:  Battlefield Tour nominees report to the Mont du Lion


TBC: Eurostar 9133 Nominees assemble in hotel lobby

TBC: Eurostar 9133 Nominees depart for Brussels Midi Train Station

1200: Eurostar 9133 Nominees check in

1256: Eurostar 9133 departs (arrival 1409). Timings local