Please note that registration and merchandise sales will close at 1900hrs on Saturday 24th September and will not reopen until Tuesday 4th October. Merchandise will be on sale at the NMA on the 1st October and, although you will be able to register at the NMA, we request that, in order to help with ride and parking logistics you, wherever possible, register online beforehand. Should you leave registration until after the date above, a form will be made available on the website, which you can print, fully complete in advance and bring with you on the 1st October.
*** Please Note - As in previous years, we do not have the resources to enable us to take electronic payments therefore payment can only be taken in CASH ***
2016 will see the 9th year of Ride To The Wall. Each and every year the attendance has increased, along with the profile of the event, not only in the UK but into Europe and further afield. It brings motorcyclists, scooterists and trikes, along with many supporters both young and old, together for one day of the year with a single common goal; to remember each and every one of the 16,000 names on the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
In June 2016, at Armed Forces Day, Ride To The Wall will once again present a cheque from last year's event to the National Memorial Arboretum, for the upkeep of the truly wonderful and inspiring site. The hope is that this year's cheque will exceed any of the previous years and will hopefully take the total raised, since year one, through the £500,000 barrier.
Over the years, Ride To The Wall has had many memorable moments; one of which was in 2013 when Her Majesty The Queen, awarded the Volunteers of Ride To The Wall the Queens Award for Voluntary Services. This award is the equivalent of an MBE to a group of volunteers and was, after only 5 years since inception, a great honour and deserved recognition for the commitment and selfless time that many people give throughout the year in order that Ride To The Wall continues to remember our fallen.
In 2015 a representative of Ride To The Wall was invited to the House of Commons by the National Memorial Arboretum in recognition of being the largest single donor to the NMA and, on speaking to one of the Peers, was told:
I spoke to one senior Peer who had had experience of Charity work and overseeing of the Government's Charity budget. He stated that it was very unusual to hear of a Charity that had not sought out any Government funding, and that was laudable as we represented a true charity with every penny taken going to the cause.
In late 2015 Ride To The Wall was featured on Songs of Praise and, in early 2016, featured in Motorcycle News, promoting RTTW even further to an ever increasing and diverse audience.
Please take a few minutes to navigate the site and hopefully the answers to any of your questions will be answered.
On behalf of the Directors, Trustees, Committee and all the volunteers that make Ride To The Wall such a special and moving event, I would like to thank you all for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at the cheque presentation at the NMA on 25th June, and then at Ride To The Wall on 1st October 2016.
Ride To The Wall