Merchandise Shop Open

The merchandise section of the website is open but please note that, in order to prepare for our 10th anniversary registration launch, it will close again at 1900hrs on Friday 17th March 2017.

Some 10th anniversary items of merchandise and the opening of registration for RTTW 2017 will be at 1900hrs on Friday 31st March 2017.

As in previous years, you will be able to purchase your 2017, 10th ANNIVERSARY, 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.

HomeParking at the NMA

Parking at the National Memorial Arboretum

Motorcycle parking for 2016 will once again be in several different areas. As in previous years, the parking will be split between the overflow car park field located just past the NMA main entrance and the hard standing areas within the NMA itself. Please follow the directions of the RTTW and NMA marshals when you arrive at the NMA.

On arrival at the NMA, you will be directed by the parking marshals (blue vests) to the parking areas where the marshals will guide you to your parking location. Please be aware of pedestrians and vehicles moving across the parking areas.

While the parking marshals are there to guide and assist you in parking, please remember that you, as an individual ,are responsible for your own safety and that of your vehicle.

The NMA site has a maximum speed limit of 5mph; this also applies to the offsite parking area.

In the event of a situation that may require the emergency services, please contact the nearest parking marshal (blue vest), who will contact the event control office.

Due to anticipated very high attendance and the single exit road from the NMA, please be aware that you will experience delays when leaving the parking areas.

Once the Remembrance Service is over there will still be plenty to see and do at the NMA while the initial rush to go home settles down.

If you are directed to parking inside the NMA grounds, please show respect for where you are and the nature of the event and do not park too close to any dedicated memorial trees or obvious memorial sites. Please follow the directions of the RTTW/NMA marshals.

We request that there is NO vehicle movement during the service.

If you are planning not to stay for the service, or need to leave the site early, please park at the offsite parking area even if you are directed towards the onsite parking areas. Just inform the marshals when you arrive.

To those of you who have not attended RTTW before, the surface of the field may appear alarming at first glance, but regular site inspections have

taken place and tests have shown that the surface is consistently strong throughout the field. In fact, we rode a heavy Harley Davidson touring machine onto the field following a week of heavy rain to demonstrate the strength of the surface.

Parkign at the NMA
Parkign at the NMA

We want you to be as happy to ride and park your bike in this area as we are, so please have a look at the photographs. Our suggestion is that you bring along something to prevent your side stand foot from sinking through the surface if yours is thinner than the one in the photographs.

Access to Croxhall Rd and the National Memorial Arboretum will be limited to motorcycles attending the event and vehicles that have been issued with official passes. All other vehicles will be directed to the Catton Hall Park and Ride area, where regular buses, with full disabled facilities, will be available to transport everyone to the NMA to attend the RTTW service. Please plan your journey to allow time for the transfer ride to the NMA.

Blue Badge Holders

We will have a disabled parking area at the NMA for riders with mobility problems.

Please ensure that your blue badge is CLEARLY VISIBLE to our marshals so that they can direct you to the appropriate parking area. If the marshals cannot see a blue badge they will not know that you require disabled parking.

For more information on the disabled facilities at the NMA please go to www.thenma.org.uk

Drayton Manor Ride

The ride arriving from Drayton Manor will be directed to onsite parking. Parking marshals (blue vests) will direct the flag party into the NMA via the service gate located on the bend of Croxhall Rd. From here the flag party will ride towards the AFM to be parked up at its base on the left side of the road. The remainder of the Drayton Manor ride will be parked on both the left and right of the road leading to the AFM.

Please follow the marshal’s directions and make the best use of the limited space available.

Please be aware of pedestrians and other moving vehicles while riding inside the NMA grounds.

The NMA maximum speed limit is 5mph. Please ride with care and respect.

While the parking marshals are there to guide and assist you in parking, please remember that you ,as an individual ,are responsible for your own safety and that of your vehicle.

In the event of a situation that may require the emergency services, please contact the nearest parking marshal (blue vest) or NMA member of staff who will contact the event control office.

After the service, please make you own way to the exit for your parking area, Remember – maximum speed 5mph. Please ride with care and respect and be aware of pedestrians and other vehicles. Marshals will be at the exits to assist you in joining Croxhall Road and to make your exit as smooth as possible. Please be patient as the exits will be very congested.

All Other Routes

All the RTTW routes leaving from the motorway service areas and the “A road” start points for this year’s event will be using several different parking areas at the NMA for this year.

Some of these areas are grassed (don’t forget your side stand puck) with a smooth, firm surface, others are surfaced pathways. Please be aware of the surface conditions on the day and ride in a manner suitable for these conditions. RIDE SLOW, BE SAFE.

Traffic flow for all areas, before the RTTW service, will be ONE WAY ONLY into the parking areas. After the RTTW service, traffic flow will be ONE WAY ONLY, out of the parking area. Please note that Croxhall Rd will still be 2-way traffic, please do not obstruct oncoming traffic especially when leaving the event.

On arrival at the NMA, you will be directed by the parking marshals (blue vests) to the parking areas where the marshals will guide you to your parking location. Please be aware of pedestrians and vehicles moving across the parking areas.

While the parking marshals are there to guide and assist you in parking, please remember that you, as an individual, are responsible for your own safety and that of your vehicle.

The NMA site has a maximum speed limit of 5mph; this also applies to the offsite parking area.

In the event of a situation that may require the emergency services, please contact the nearest parking marshal (blue vest), who will contact the event control office.

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. By participating in the RTTW you agree to these conditions