Registration and Merchandise Closed

Please note that merchandise and registration for the 2024 event will open on Friday 26th April 2024 at 7pm.

You may still donate online

HomeStart Locations

Start Locations around the UK

Ride to the Wall (RTTW) has evolved into a unique Motorcycling event that has never been done before in the UK, 2023 will be our 16th Year.

For 2023 we have 11 starting points, allowing 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 rides.

Please start with a full tank of Petrol, bike legal and roadworthy

There will be no Petrol Stops on Routes 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 directly to the National Memorial Arboretum.

An average distance of around 80 miles (95 - minutes maximum/ride depending on your chosen motorways route) and 20 - 45 miles for the A-Road routes.

Arrival at the Arboretum will be timed to allow plenty of opportunity to explore the beautiful complex of memorials and have lunch before the main remembrance service commences.

RTTW and Staff of the Arboretum will ensure there are many more things to experience than in previous years.

NMA Parking

Over the years, we have parked the bikes up faster by splitting the groups up into smaller groups at the NMA, (entering the NMA and the field for parking).

Please be aware you may be separated when parking up at the NMA from your friends due to bike parking availability.

Drayton Manor

Due to Health and Safety requirements, spaces are limited to 1000 motorcycles at Drayton Manor, based on a first-come basis via the RTTW Registration page.

Drayton will still be used for those Riders, who wish to display association flags, those from the military who wish to ride at the event and those who are camping or will be using the onsite hotel.

If you are displaying Flag poles on your bikes, please ensure that they are fixed securely with nuts and bolts, not with Plastic Tag Fastener / Cable Ties.

In 2019 we had an incident with a flagpole damaging a car petrol tank, running to an insurance bill over £1000.00 for the car driver.

Please, do not high-5 people standing on the side of the road in DMP or Fazeley town centre.


We have now had confirmation that we will not have any Police support due to Operational requirements.

The Drayton Manor ride will now depart the main gates at 1205 hrs. This will allow us an extra 10 minutes to arrive at the NMA for 1245 hrs.

  • The maximum speed for the ride will be 40 mph. With the extra time we will reduce the speed at times to allow the group to come back together.
  • Please obey all traffic lights and roundabouts and give way where necessary.
  • At traffic lights close up as much as possible to make sure we get as many as we can through on Green.
  • Please be aware of other vehicles on the road that may need to enter or leave the main carriageway.
  • Please do not speed just to catch up.

Although frustrating please remember the ride is part of our respect for those that can no longer ride by our sides.

Registering to make your own way to RTTW.

With an event of the size that RTTW has reached over the last 15 years, we would prefer that people supported RTTW by taking part in our Organized Timed Rides. (We only have one gate to get you all in).

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, 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 (40 bikes or more) to ride directly to the NMA without being part of our organized rides, please contact us via e-mail with the following information.

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.

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 parking restrictions at Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre (Start point 5) there will be a limit of 300 bikes at this start point.

When booking a place on this route please consider that other riders may benefit from using this start points more than you to show their respects.

Motorway services operators

The Services are very much looking forward to welcoming Ride to The Wall 2023 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.

M6 Toll Road

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 2023 participant riders. Bikes will be granted free passage, for their inbound journey only, when exiting the M6 Toll plazas at T6 & T5

Weeford T4 Plaza - Roundabout - Lights

No RTTW Routes to exit the M6 toll road at Weeford Plaza T4 on Route 3/4/6.

Any bikes coming off at T4 Plaza (Weeford) will have to pay the cost for a bike at the Toll Plaza T4 (approximately £3.50).

Routes 3/4/6 NORTH, go to T6 to Exit the M6 TOLL ROAD.

Travelling back down the M6 (south) go to T5 plaza and onto the A38 north.

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 keep the ride moving.

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

Some of the RTTW Marshals on your route will be equipped with first aid kit.

Remember - call 999 - Remember - SAFETY FIRST ALWAYS

Let us have a good day and remember why we are doing RTTW 2023

Thank you for supporting Ride to the Wall 2023.

Routes and Start Times


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