Start Locations 2014

RTTW has evolved into a unique Motorcycling event that has never been done before in the UK, and 2014 will be our 7th Year.

For 2014 we now have 11 starting points, around the country, including Drayton Manor, being utilized to allow riders to gather for the event.

Each starting place 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 in start.

Please start with a full tank of Petrol, bike legal and road-worthy.

No Petrol stops on Route's 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,

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 will be timed to allow plenty of time to explore the beautiful complex of memorials and have lunch before the main remembrance service commences, RTTW and Staff of the Arboretum will ensure many more things to experience than in previous years.

Drayton Manor

Will still be used for those Riders, who wish to display association flags. Those from the military who wish to ride on the event and those who are camping or will be using the hotel but please note:

  • Due to Health and Safety requirements, spaces are limited to 900 motorcycles
  • This year at Drayton Manor based on a first-come basis via the RTTW Registration page.

Wolseley Bridge

Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre (Route 5) on the A51 is intended to accommodate riders who may be restricted from using our motorway routes due to the engine size or vintage of their motorcycle.

Due to the limited parking at this start point we have set a limit of 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.

New Start Point 9

This route will start from Telford Services on the M54 motorway, RTTW marshals will lead you onto the M54 / M6 south and then north onto the M42 to T4 on the M6 Toll road, riding onto the A38 to arrive at the NMA.

RTTW marshals will be on hand to help with parking and marshalling the ride to the NMA

New start point 10

Following the success of 2012/13 we are running again for Non-Motorway Riders, Route 5 and a New Route (10) from Donington Services on the A453 for those who find motorways a bit daunting.

RTTW marshals will be on hand to help with parking and marshalling the ride to the NMA

New start point 11

Due to the numbers of bikes starting from Knutsford Services (621 bikes last years going through the tolls on Route 7) we are splitting the start point into two.

Knutsford Services and Sandbach Services on the M6 south, RTTW marshals will be on hand to help with parking and marshalling the ride to the NMA.

Registering to make your own way to RTTW

With an event of the size that RTTW has reached over the last 6 years, we would prefer that people supported RTTW by taking part in our organized rides.

This is to ensure that everyone attending this day of Remembrance and Respect can ride together and share a unique experience with as few holdups as possible.

We recognize that not everyone can be in the position to join an official ride.

This is why we have provided the option to make your own way to the NMA. This option is aimed at individuals and small groups.

If you are organizing a large group (100 bikes or more) to ride directly to the NMA without being part of an organized ride

Please get in contact with us with the following information:

  • 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.

Please support the RTTW Rides, and not disrupt them.

Thank you for your cooperation.


All the services - operators are very much looking forward to welcoming Ride to The Wall 2014 riders. Please note: We have been informed by the service station operators that there is a two hour parking limit at the services. This is managed and monitored externally and as much as they would like to they cannot extend this limit on a local basis. So by all means get there early and use all the facilities but be mindful of the two hour limit.

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 2014 participants.

Riders will be granted free passage on their inbound journey only, when exiting the M6 toll at T4 (Weeford).

Thank you for supporting RTTW.



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