Ride to the Wall Blog

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.

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