HomeStart Locations

Start Locations around the UK

RTTW has evolved into a unique motorcycling event and 2018 will be its 11th year.

For 2018 there are 11 starting points, around the country, including Drayton Manor. These locations allow riders to gather before the event to enable them to ride together.

Each start location 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.

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 location and event marshals will lead riders direct to the National Memorial Arboretum.

The rides have 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 volunteers and the staff at the Arboretum will ensure full programme of events.

NMA Parking

Last year, we were able to decrease the time it took to park motorcycles by fragmenting the large groups entering the NMA so, please be aware that you may be separated from your friends when you arrive to ensure that you are all parked as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park will be used for:

PLEASE NOTE - Due to Health and Safety requirements, spaces at Drayton Manor are limited to 900 motorcycles. To ensure your place in this ride it is important that you visit the registration page of the website as soon as registration for RTTW 2018 opens.

Note to Riders: Please do not high-five pedestrians standing on the side of the road when riding down the high street in Fazeley.

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 300 bikes.

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

Registering as "making your own way" to RTTW

The numbers now attending Ride To The Wall are great and, as such, it is preferred that you support RTTW by taking part in our official, organized timed rides, (we only have one gate to get you all in) rather than make your own way to the NMA.

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 recognize that not everyone will 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 (50 bikes or more) to ride directly to the NMA without being part of an organized ride, please get in contact with us at the following email address: fazz.rttw@gmail.com, 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.

Motorway Services Operators

The Services are very much looking forward to welcoming Ride To The Wall 2018 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 2018 participant riders. Bikes will be granted free passage when exiting the M6 Toll plazas at T4 & T5 on their inbound journey only.

Thank you for supporting Ride To The Wall 2018.

Routes and Start Times

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