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Start Points & Group Riding

Please start with:

The road marshals will be in yellow and the back markers in orange jackets.

The 11 (eleven) start points around the UK (not including Drayton Manor) will be marshalled by teams of 10+ riders.

It is up to you to arrive at the services with ample time for a comfort stop.
(Remember the 2 hour waiting / parking time limits at the services).

The Ride

The 4 out riders (in yellow) will leave 1 min before the designated start time and travel up the motorways calling at junctions & services on route to the NMA.

If you are waiting for the passing group and see an out rider approaching, please get ready and join on to the back of the group when it is approaching.

Please do not wait on the motorway slip roads.

When safe, get in front of the 2 back markers in orange jackets.

The outrider will go onto the next junction/services.

The 11 Routes to the NMA will start promptly at the allocated times.

Please be ready - the Lead Marshals will start the ride at their allocated times and lead you out on to the roads and motorways (Remember the rules of the road). You may have Police at some of the start points to help.

If you are in doubt of the start times for your route, see a RTTW Road Marshall who will be wearing a yellow or orange jacket.

The 2 back markers (in orange jackets) will be the last to leave the services.

Where possible try to ride in a staggered formation.

Take your lead / position from the rider in front.

If this is your first time riding from a motorway start point, if you can, ride at the front, you will find it easier. Make yourself known to a marshal and he/she will assist you.

There will be NO OVERTAKING on any of the rides.

Please do not over or under take the rider in front.

The speed will not go over 60 mph on Motorways and 30/40 mph on A Roads.

The routes are set to arrive at the NMA at a set time so it is important that you, safely, keep up with the rider in front of you.

To help the smooth running of the ride, the marshals will mark junctions and turns and assist with traffic and ride safety.

You must however, still stop at all red traffic lights, unless directed by the Police.

If you are delayed, keep going straight ahead. Eventually you will come across a waiting marshal as they will not leave until they see the orange jackets of the rear/back marshals.

Please remember, RTTW Marshals are not allowed to stop on the motorways to give you directions.

Please remember the motorway junction number you are exiting at on your route.

It is advised that you memorize and/or print off your route to the NMA, from the start location. This is available on the RTTW web site. Please print off a copy of the route you are riding to the NMA on and have a look at a map to familiarise yourself with the roads you are travelling on.

If you are unfortunate enough to break down, then stay with your bike and a marshal/sweeper will stop to assist you, if it safe to do so. They will try to assist but, in the event, that they cannot, you will be expected to make your own arrangements with the recovery service that you subscribe to.

Toll Road M6

T4 & T5 Toll Gates Plaza

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 participants for the inbound journey.

Riders will be granted free passage on their inbound journey only when exiting the M6 toll gates at T4 & T5.

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 (in RTTW orange jackets).

Please be aware you may be separated from your friends when parking at the NMA due to bike parking availability. Please park up as directed and have a good day in the NMA.

Riders leaving Drayton Manor to ride to the NMA

Please be ready for a start time of 12.15pm.

Please follow the flag procession out onto the road and follow the waiting road marshals, who will direct you to the NMA (There may also be Police assisting).

*** SAFETY FIRST ***

As a rider on a route to the NMA; do not put yourself in a position on the road to endanger yourself or other road users.

Please do not high-five members of the public standing on the side of the road when riding down the high street in Fazeley.

In the event of an accident on the road:

If it is near to you, assist where possible. Try to direct traffic round the incident and keep the ride moving.

If marshals are on hand, pass over to them. Try to keep the ride moving.

Some of the marshals on your route will be equipped with a first aid kit.

Let's have a good day and remember why we participating in RTTW

Thank you for supporting Ride To The Wall.

Disclaimer:

Ride To The Wall (RTTW) 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