The Western Front stretched all the way from the North Sea coast of Belgium to the Swiss border, covering over 400 miles. During our tour we will be looking at some of the key battles which took place along this front line, including the four major battles fought in Flanders Fields, where more than 250,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers gave their lives and The Battle of the Somme, which started on the 1st July 1916 and by the end of the day, the British had suffered over 60,000 casualties.
For four long years Flanders Fields was the scene which epitomised the horrors of the Great War and at the heart of the Salient lies Ypres, where each evening the ‘Last Post’, the traditional final salute to the Fallen, is still played in honour of the British Empire soldiers who lost their lives.
The Battle of the Somme saw one of the biggest battles of the Great War, it was not the decisive breakthrough it was intended to be and for many this is the battle that epitomizes the horrors of war, symbolising the futility of trench warfare.
Our experienced guide is waiting to take your group of bikers on an amazing journey round the battlefields of the Western front.