Ride To The Wall

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    An old Army buddy from Iraq has just told me about this event (I've never heard of it)

    RTTW - Ride to the Wall

    Anyone going ?

  2. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    I might be up for that, Andy. It would be good to get a few of our riding-members out on the road in a good cause.

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Aye...I've posted it on a biking forum too. Andrea has given me permission to attend so I'm going depending on the weather and getting my bike taxed.
  4. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    Damn! Just realised I'm already booked for that weekend... sorry, Andy.

  5. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Right boys n girls,

    get them leathers on and get your bikes revved up, pay you respects and raise some funds for forces charitys

    Saturday 02 October 2010

    RTTW - Ride to the Wall

    RTTW is a unique motorcycling event which gives motorcyclists an opportunity to gather together at a place of remembrance, to pay their respects to our serving and fallen service men and women andin doing so, raise funds solely for the purpose of perpetuating their memory and recognising the sacrifice made.

    RTTW Mission Statement:
    That bikers may gather together and ride as a group to a place of remembrance to pay their respects to our serving and fallen servicemen and women and in doing so raise funds solely for the purpose of perpetuating their memory.

    RTTW Core Values
    * To remember those that can no longer ride by our side
    * To give all bikers an opportunity to pay their respects to the memory of the fallen and express our gratitude for their sacrifice.
    * To show support for the Armed Forces currently serving both at home and abroad.
    * To raise money for the upkeep of the venue that serves to perpetuate the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    I'll see you there - on me Vespa :rolleyes:
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I wish they would think of us fair weather riders :)
  7. Hilts

    Hilts Fat Biker Bloke

    I'm registered, I'm going!
  8. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    I might be going....
  9. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    anyone from here attending the RTTW 2011 ?

    RTTW - Ride To The Wall

    over 3000 motorcyclists and scooterists will converge on the National memorial Arboretum tomorrow with the aim of paying our respects to our fallen comrades who fell for their country since 1945 and to raise £50,000 + for the charity to maintain the wall
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Not me I'm afraid - I'm banned from riding.
  11. Pinhead

    Pinhead Stitch Monkey!

    Fantastic to find this thread and many thanks to Owen for amending the title and merging various threads into this one.

    If anyone needs any information about these events that isn't on the RTTW website ( RTTW - Ride To The Wall ) then please just PM me.

    The founder of the event, Martin Dickinson, is a co-worker and friend of mine. His passion for biking and for RTTW is unbelievable and I would love to do all I can to help him to promote and publicise his efforts.

    We both work in a fairly 'macho' environment but when we get talking about RRTW, the sentiments behind it and our past military histories, we suddenly appear to feel a draught from somewhere that makes our eyes water. No idea what's behind that!

    Anyway, please support this event... and if you have asny questions, I'll do my very best to get the answers for you.

    Best regards,

    Sean :D
  12. wibs12

    wibs12 Well-Known Member

    Know this is an old thread but I attended this years Ride To The Wall as a first timer and thought it worth a mention.

    Can't get the right words to describe what an event this was. It was simply overwhelming from both a biking perspective and from a remembrance point of view. Meeting up at Knutsford and then riding an hour or so to the NMA with around 400 bikers was superb. Seeing another 5,500 or so bikes at the NMA was mind-blowing; a great mix of current and former service men/women and civvies all there to pay collective respects to those who been killed / injured in the service of the country. For those of us with any sort of interest in military history and all that means it's well worth attending.

    If you're a biker, I'd strongly recommend looking into going........ even if you're not, it's worth thinking about.... people turned up in cars, buses, on skateboards the lot..... it's not how you get there that matters, just the fact you turn up.

    If you can't turn up but want to support them please have a look at the website where you can make a donation to RTTW towards the running of the NMA. This year, the organisers of RTTW are hoping they will pass the £1,000,000 mark donated since they first started doing this 10 or 11 years ago.

    Next years is already booked for 3rd October 2020. See the website for details or their facebook page.

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