Start Locations around the UK
RTTW has evolved into a unique motorcycling event and this will be our 8th Year
For 2015 we have 11 starting points, spread around the country, including Drayton Manor.
Each starting point will have clearly identifiable RTTW marshals to assist, along with full toilet and refreshment facilities to allow riders to rest prior to the organized ride.
Please start with a full tank of petrol and make sure you are bike legal and road-worthy
No Petrol stops en route to the NMA
Once the departure time is reached, marshals will assist with exiting the start point and event marshals will lead riders from every departure point direct to the National Memorial Arboretum.
Each route has an average distance of around 75 miles (85 minute max/ride depending on your chosen motorways route) and 20/30 miles for the A- Road routes.
Arrival at the Arboretum has been planned to allow plenty of time to explore the beautiful complex of Memorials and have lunch before the main remembrance service commences.
RTTW and the NMA have organised a programme of events for the day.
Will be used for:
- Riders who wish to display military or Club flags
- Those who are camping or staying at Drayton Manor Hotel
- Riders who register before the full quota of motorcycles has been reached
Due to Health and Safety requirements, spaces are limited to 850 motorcycles so please ensure you register early to ensure your place.
Wolseley Bridge and Donington
Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre (Route 5) and Donington services (Route 10) are intended to accommodate riders who are restricted from using our motorway routes due to the engine size or vintage of their motorcycle.
Due to restricted parking facilities at Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre (start point 5) we are limited to 250 bikes.
RTTW marshals will be on hand to help with parking and marshalling the ride to the NMA.
When booking a place on this route please consider that other riders may benefit from using this start point more than you in order to show their respects.
Registering as ‘making your own way’ to RTTW
RTTW has continued to grow over the past 7 years and, although we recognize that not everyone will be in the position to join an official ride, we strongly advise that you do. This is to ensure that everyone attending this day of Remembrance and Respect ride together and share the unique experience with as few holdups as possible. The option of‘making your own way’ is aimed at individuals and small groups. If you are organizing a large group (100 bikes or more) to ride directly to the NMA and use this option, please get in contact with us with the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How many bikes will be in your group
- Your ETA at the NMA (before 11.00 am please)
- A contact e-mail should we need to get in touch with you
Hopefully this will avoid any conflict between your ride and an official ride when you arrive at the NMA.
All the services - operators are very much looking forward to welcoming Ride to The Wall 2015 riders.
Please note: there is a two hour parking limit at the services which is managed and monitored externally. So by all means get there early and use all the facilities but be mindful of the two hour limit.
Toll Road M6 - T4 Toll Gate
For all routes that use the M6 Toll road, please note that by kind permission of the Toll Road Operator, Midland Expressway, no charge will be made to Ride to the Wall 2015 participants.
Riders will be granted free passage on their inbound journey only, when exiting the M6 toll at T4 (Weeford).
Signage will be in place directing riders to use the Toll Gate at the toll plaza. Tolling staff will be on hand to allow free passage.
Go to the gate you are directed to and ride through.
When the Routes arrive at the NMA, your route marshals will hand you over to the park up marshals.
Please park up as directed and have a good day in the NMA.
Thank you for supporting RTTW.
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.