On their bikes to raise cash for charity

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From: Simon Hart <southsea2006@yahoo.co.uk>

Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

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A GROUP of cyclists covered 75 miles at a Christmas fayre to raise money for charity.

Seven cyclists raised over £140 for the 3Klimbs 4Kids (3K4K) challenge by riding exercise bikes at the Bishop’s Waltham Christmas fayre.

The 3K4K challenge hopes to raise £50,000 for cancer charities the Piam Brown Ward and Leukaemia Busters.

The cyclists were raising awareness of their sponsored challenge which will culminate in 10 cyclists setting off from Bishop’s Waltham on a 1,400-mile bike ride in July.

The team will cover the three peaks during the ride, scaling Snowdon, Scaffell Pike and Ben Nevis in just 16 days.

Team member Darren Simmonds said: ‘I’m proud to be part of this challenge and have been overwhelmed by the support from everyone who came along, chatted to us and dug deep to donate. Every penny we raise helps two worthwhile charities.’

The group will be raising money by packing bags at Budgens supermarket in Bishop’s Waltham between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, December 22.