Start Locations around the UK
RTTW has evolved into a unique motorcycling event and 2017 will be our 10th Year.
In 2017 there are 11 starting points, around the country, including Drayton Manor, 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 start.
Please start with a full tank of petrol, be bike legal and road-worthy.
There will be 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 each departure point direct to the National Memorial Arboretum.
An average distance of around 75 miles (85-minutes max/ride) depending on your chosen motorway 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.
Will be used for:
- Riders who wish to display association flags
- Those from the military who wish to ride at the event
- Those who are camping or will be using the hotel
Due to Health and Safety requirements, spaces are limited to 900 motorcycles allocated on a first come basis, 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 may be restricted from using our motorway routes due to the engine size or vintage of their motorcycle.
Due to the limited parking at Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre (start point 5) there is 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 to show their respects.
Registering as "making your own way" to RTTW
With an event of the size that RTTW has reached over the last 9 years, we would prefer that people supported RTTW by taking part in our organised 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 hold ups as possible.
We recognise that not everyone can be in the position to join an official ride, therefore 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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org stating:
- 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.
Motorway Services Operators
All services operators are very much looking forward to welcoming Ride to The Wall 2017 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, get there early and use all the facilities, but be mindful of the two-hour limit.
Toll Road M6
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 2017 participating riders, on the inbound journey only, when exiting the M6 toll at T4 & T5.
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