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"I'm enjoying the camaraderie!"

American cyclist Jill Cheney sums up day two of the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary Brompton bike ride – Beauvais to Dieppe.

The riders have now covered more than half of their 216-mile journey from Paris to London. Tomorrow the ferry and then the hills of the South Downs await them.

Jill is enjoying the team spirit among the riders.

Jill Cheney in Dieppe

She said: "The atmosphere is outstanding! There is a great camaraderie and spirit. The first day was very good and rewarding, I finished tired but I felt good. Today has been good as well. The route to Dieppe was great on the trails."

For Jill the ride was an opportunity to commemorate the Battle of Britain 75th anniversary but also to explore the French countryside – albeit on a Brompton! She is no stranger to what she calls a piece of Great British engineering as she uses her own Brompton for her daily commute.

She added: "The RAF Benevolent Fund is a worthy cause, supporting folk who are deserving. Having served with RAF service members, I think this is a great way to thank them for their service."/p>

The riders enjoy a lie in tomorrow morning before heading across the English Channel to Newhaven. A 35-mile ride from Newhaven to Crawley will complete the third leg of the challenge.

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