Ride to the Wall Blog

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Ride To The Wall 2016 
  
Launch of Registration For 
Voluntary Contributions and Online Shop


Welcome to the official launch of the 9th annual Ride To The Wall,
which will take place on the 1st October 2016.

Registration for voluntary contributions for Ride To The Wall 2016 and the online shop are now open.

Ride To The Wall is now entering its 9th year, with numbers growing every year.

We are grateful and humbled by the ongoing success of the Ride. This success has only been achieved by the loyal and growing support of the motorcyclists who have attended every year and who share the values of Remembrance and Respect that are the principles upon which the ride was founded.

The recommended voluntary contribution for 2016 will remain at £10. Should you wish to register your contribution, you will receive a year bar for 2016 and your name can also be added to the scroll of attendance, recognising the contribution you have made and the pride and respect that you show for the sacrifice made by the names on the wall.

Ride To The Wall is a registered charity and, as such, is able to benefit from the Gift Aid scheme. Gift aid has made a significant contribution to our fund raising efforts and we would urge you to make full use of the gift aid.

To register your voluntary contribution please follow this link:
» http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/catalog/product.php?CI_ID=53

There are eleven start points for 2016, including two start points for non-motorway riders.

For all start point information please follow this link:
» http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/start_locations.php

The online shop is now open and a number of new products have been added to the range. This year you will be able to purchase the 2016 T-shirt for only £10 if you order AT THE SAME TIME as registering. If you order the t-shirt at any other time it will be the normal price of £15.

Please follow this link to visit our online shop:
» http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/catalog/index.php?CG_ID=1
We look forward to seeing you on the 1st October 2016, where we will all ride together to remember those who can no longer ride by our side.

The Directors, Trustees and Management Committee of Ride To The Wall.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

RTTW - Thank you!

On behalf of the Directors, Trustees and Committee of Ride to the Wall, I would like to say a massive thank you to all that supported us throughout 2015 and from the first Ride To The Wall in 2008. Armed Forces Day, in June, saw us presenting the National Memorial Arboretum with a cheque for £90,500 which, without you generous support, would not have been possible. The culmination of your support saw our largest Service of Remembrance to date on 3rd October at Ride to the Wall 2015. Your ongoing support of the Ride to the Wall family, which is growing year on year, makes me extremely proud, and knowing that Ride to the Wall has allowed individuals and families the opportunity to remember relatives and friends with likeminded people at our National Memorial Arboretum is something very special.

I look forward to seeing you in 2016 and welcoming you to the NMA on both Armed Forces Day, for the cheque presentation, on 25th June and Ride to the Wall 2016 on 1st October.

Thank you once again for your support.
Martin

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Ride To The Wall 2015 - Pre Ride Message

Dear Supporrter,

Another year has passed and it is time again for motorcyclists to gather and ride together to The National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday the 3rd of October 2015 to pay our respects and to remember those who can no longer ride by our side.

Please be aware that this year there are extensive building works being undertaken at the National Memorial Arboretum. Whilst steps have been taken to minimise visitor congestion there may still be holdups at busy times. Please be patient and follow the guidance of the stewards.

If you haven't already registered your voluntary contribution you can do so on-line up to 19:00hrs on Saturday 26th September when the on-line service will close.


You can also register your voluntary contribution on the day using CASH ONLY but please consider downloading and completing the registration form in advance to save yourself time on the day.


There are eleven starting points around the country with many hundreds of motorcyclists riding towards The National Memorial Arboretum from each of the points. On Saturday you will be riding with thousands of fellow motorcyclists who share the values of Remembrance, Respect and Support for our Armed Forces and recognise the sacrifice made by the names on the wall.

All information on start points is available on our website, here: http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/start_locations.php.

Each starting place will have clearly identifiable marshals to assist you should you require it. There are also full toilet and refreshment facilities to allow riders to rest prior to the organised ride-in start.

Your safety is of paramount importance. Please familiarise yourself with the information on the ride which you will find on our website: http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/ride_information.php.

Upon arrival at The National Memorial Arboretum you will be directed to the relevant parking area: http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/parking.php.

All rides are timed to ensure a steady flow of arrivals at The National Memorial Arboretum to ensure timely and orderly parking, and to give you plenty of time to explore the beautiful complex of memorials and have lunch before the main remembrance service commences.

This year the ride from Drayton Manor, composed of the flag bearers, will be riding in to the NMA past the Basra Memorial Wall, towards the Armed Forces Memorial and then up the causeway so photographers may wish to position themselves accordingly.

The details of the order of events: http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/order_of_events.php

There will also be an opportunity to view and purchase the full range of RTTW merchandise. Please only purchase items from the authorised point of sale. Your purchases will help to contribute towards the upkeep of the venue that perpetuates the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Please note that merchandise sales are CASH ONLY as we do not have any facility to take card payments of any sort.

Any further updates will be posted on the website, blog, our Facebook and Twitter pages so please visit regularly and we will keep you in touch with Ride To The Wall 2015.

Your participation in the ride and the ever growing number who join us every year is a visible and tangible sign of the respect and gratitude that motorcyclists have for the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.

As ever we are humbled and grateful for the fantastic support that the ride receives. We very much look forward to seeing you on 3rd October 2015 where we will ride to remember those who can no longer ride by our side.

Thank you for supporting RTTW.


The Trustees and Management Committee of Ride To The Wall.
 

Disclaimer: RTTW (Ride To The Wall) accepts no legal liability for accident, injury, loss or damage incurred whilst attending the RTTW, irrespective of ANY GUIDANCE or INSTRUCTION from Officers, Marshals or Representatives of RTTW. You must ensure both the safety of yourselves, the general public and event attendees. You must read the guidance note on the ride and parking. By participating in RTTW you agree to these conditions.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Launch of Registration For Voluntary Contributions and Online Shop

Ride To The Wall 2015

The 8th annual Ride To the Wall, which will take place on the 3rd October 2015.

Registration for voluntary contributions for Ride To The Wall 2015 and the online shop are now open.

Ride To The Wall is now entering its 8th year, with numbers growing every year.

We are grateful and humbled by the ongoing success of the Ride. This success has only been achieved by the loyal and growing support of the motorcyclists who have attended every year and who share the values of Remembrance and Respect that are the principles upon which the ride was founded.

The recommended voluntary contribution for 2015 is £10. Should you wish to register your contribution you will receive a year bar for 2015 and your name will also be entered in the Scroll of Attendance recognising the contribution you have made and the pride and respect that you show for the sacrifice made by the names on the wall.

Ride To The Wall is a registered charity and as such is able to benefit from the Gift Aid scheme. Gift aid has made a significant contribution to our fund raising efforts and we would urge you to make full use of the gift aid.

To register your voluntary contribution please follow this link:
» http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/catalog/product.php?CI_ID=53

There are eleven start points for 2015, including two start points for non motorway riders.

For all start point information please follow this link:
» http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/start_locations.php

The online shop is now open and a number of new products have been added to the range. This year you will be able to purchase the 2015 T-shirt for only £10 when you register if you order the t-shirt at any other time it will be the normal price of £15.

Please follow this link to visit our online shop:
» http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/catalog/index.php?CG_ID=1

We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd October 2015 where we will all ride together to remember those who can no longer ride by our side.

Thank you for supporting RTTW.


The Trustees and Management Committee of Ride To The Wall

Monday, 6 October 2014

RTTW 2014 - Thank You

I would like to say a massive thank you to all those that attended Ride to the Wall 2014. Your contributions and attendance in remembering the names on the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial once again made the day an extremely emotionally one, not only for me, but I'm sure for many hundred, if not thousands more. The day not only remembers our heroes,but also raises much needed funds for the upkeep of the National Memorial Arboretum, as well as raising public awareness of the Arboretum, and also hilighting the charitable work that the motorcycling and scootering community undertake. Ride to the Wall is not only a national pilgrimage for the biking community but is also become an event that the general public are attending in greater numbers year on year and I thank each and every one of you for your ongoing support.

Until Ride to the Wall 2015 thank you and I'll see you there on 3rd October 2015.

Martin Dickinson,
Founder, RTTW

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ride To The Wall 2014 - Pre Ride Message

Another year has passed and it is time again for motorcyclists to gather and ride together to The National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday the 4th of October 2014 to pay our respects and to remember those who can no longer ride by our side.

There are eleven starting points around the country with many hundreds of motorcyclists riding towards The National Memorial Arboretum from each of the points. On Saturday 4th October you will be riding with thousands of fellow motorcyclists who share the values of Remembrance, Respect and support for our Armed Forces and recognise the sacrifice made by the names on the wall.

All information on start points is available on our website:
http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/start_locations.php

Each starting place will have clearly identifiable marshals to assist you should you require it. There are also full toilet and refreshment facilities to allow riders to rest prior to the organised ride in start.

Your safety is of paramount importance. Please familiarise yourself with the information on the ride which you will find on our website:
http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/ride_information.php

Upon arrival at The National Memorial arboretum you will be directed to the relevant parking area:
http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/parking.php

All rides are timed to ensure a steady flow of arrivals at The National Memorial Arboretum to ensure timely and orderly parking, and to give you plenty of time to explore the beautiful complex of memorials and have lunch before the main remembrance service commences.

This year the ride from Drayton Manor composed of the flag bearers will be riding in to the NMA past the Basra Memorial wall, towards the Armed Forces Memorial and then up the causeway so photographers may wish to position themselves accordingly.

The details of the order of events:
http://ride-to-the-wall.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/rttw-2014-order-of-events.html

There will also be an opportunity to view and purchase the full range of RTTW merchandise. Please only purchase items from the authorised point of sale. Your purchases will help to contribute towards the upkeep of the venue that perpetuates the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Please note that merchandise sales are CASH ONLY as we do not have any facility to take card payments of any sort.

Any further updates will be posted on the website blog, our Facebook and Twitter pages so please visit regularly and we will keep you in touch with Ride To The Wall 2014.

Your participation in the ride and the ever growing number who join us every year is a visible and tangible sign of the respect and gratitude that motorcyclists have for the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.

As ever we are humbled and grateful for the fantastic support that the ride receives.

We very much look forward to seeing you on 4th October 2014 where we will ride to remember those who can no longer ride by our side.

See you at the Wall.

The Trustees, Directors and Committee of Ride To The Wall


Disclaimer: RTTW (Ride To The Wall) accepts no legal liability for accident, injury, loss or damage incurred whilst attending the RTTW, irrespective of ANY GUIDANCE or INSTRUCTION from Officers, Marshals or Representatives of RTTW. You must ensure both the safety of yourselves, the general public and event attendees. You must read the guidance note on the ride and parking. By participating in RTTW you agree to these conditions.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

RTTW 2014 Order of Events


RTTW 2014

Order of Events*

1030 - 1330 Royal Veterinary Corp Dog Display Team
1045 - 1055 Pipers on steps of AFM

Pause in proceedings for daily 1100 service

1130 - 1140 Aerobatic display – non military
1145 - 1200 Military Wives below AFM
1205 - 1215 Pipers on steps of AFM

Main Flag bearers start arriving approx 1230 (Piper to walk in front of Flag bearers up the Causeway)

1300 - 1315 Military Wives below AFM

(John Foster and party to the Wall)

1320 - 1325 Take me home – Darren Smith
1330 - 1335 Tiger Moth biplane dropping poppy petal along causeway
1345 - 1350 You are not Fallen solo by Emma Munro-Wilson (with DVD from last year)
1355 - 1400 Pipers on steps of AFM
1400  BBMF flypast - Dakota
1402  Welcome from Founder - Martin Dickinson
1405  Short address by Major General Lamont Kirkland – Patron RTTW
1410  Short address by Air Commodore Simon Richardson – Senior RAF representative to RTTW
1415  Short address by Sarah Montgomery– MD National Memorial Arboretum
1420  Service conducted by Mike Brotherton
1430  Last post followed by a minute’s silence
1434  Reveille
1435 Wreath laying led by Dave Smith (piper) followed by Martin Dickinson and Major General Kirkland

DVDs

*All timings are approximate but every endeavour will be made to stick to them as closely as possible

DVDs to be played after wreaths have been laid. To be played when non wreath layers are processing to the Wall (produced by Paul Ward - clips to Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits)