VIDEO: Conrad’s Run and Festival 2017

On Saturday more than 250 bikers congregated at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire to celebrate the life of Private Conrad Lewis.

Conrad, a member of the 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment (4 PARA), died while serving in Afghanistan on 9 February 2011 at the age of 22. He was the 353rd British soldier to die in Afghanistan.

353 was set up in Conrad’s memory by his parents, Tony and Sandra Lewis.

It aims to celebrate his life and help those men and women injured in service, as well as providing support to families of servicemen who have died.

Conrad’s Run and Festival was arranged by 353, and is one of its flagship events and fundraisers.

Starting from Ragley Hall, 250 or so bikers set off in convoy to their final destination of Old Leamingtonians Rugby Club, taking in Conrad’s final resting place and Warwick Castle.

At Old Leamingtonians, there’s plenty of live music and entertainment to keep the crowds happy, as well as a brilliant auction to raise funds for the charity.

We spoke to Nick Ward who helps organise the event about the day and what the charity stands for.