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.

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 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 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 each departure point directly to the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA).

An average distance of around 90 miles. 95 minutes (maximum) ride depending on your chosen motorways route and 20-45 miles for the A road routes. Please see route times on this web site.

NMA Parking

Routes arriving at the Arboretum will be timed to allow plenty of opportunity to explore the beautiful complex of memorials.

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.

Disability riders on bikes & trikes

NOTE: this is different to previous years:

To help marshals on the main NMA gate, we would like to identify you better (parking for disability riders).

Please can you fit something to your bike / trike to say you require disability parking and you are a blue badge holder, (so the gate marshals can identify you on approach to the gates).

To help you, we have some disability RTTW Headlight Stickers to fit to your headlight.

You can pick one up at one of the 11 start points around the UK.

We have set up two RTTW marshals on parking duties to help.

You can identify the two marshals by the yellow baseball hats with (RTTW Disability Liaison Marshal) on the front.

The headlight sticker is free, but if you want to donate, you can do so. All received goes to RTTW.

You will have to show your Blue Badge to the RTTW marshals to receive a RTTW blue badge headlight sticker.

Please fit it at the services before you set of on the group route ride to the NMA.

What we are trying to do, is stop riders digging through jacket pockets at the NMA gates, stopping traffic to find their blue badge / card. (Trying to keep the bikes moving).

If you are making your own way to the NMA and not riding in one of the groups and you require disability parking, please fit something to the front of your trike / bikes to be identify, before you get to the NMA gates.

Drayton Manor Park

Due to health and safety requirements, spaces are limited to 850 motorcycles only.

Drayton Manor is first-come basis, via the RTTW registration page.

Drayton Manor 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.

Please, Do Not "high-five" people standing on the side of the road in DMP or Fazeley town centre.

Registering to make your own way to RTTW

With an event of the size that RTTW has reached over the last years, we would prefer that people supported RTTW by taking part in our organized timed rides. (We only have one road 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 routes. Thank you for your cooperation.

Wolseley Bridge and Donington Park - Factory Cafe

Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre (Route 5) and Donington Factory Head Cafe, (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 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 participating Ride to the Wall riders.

Bikes will be granted free passage at 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 £4.00)

Routes 3 / 4 / 6 north, go to T6 to Exit the M6 toll road.

Travel back down the M6 (south) to exit at T5 plaza and onto the A38 north to the NMA.

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 - SAFETY FIRST ALWAYS

Let us have a good day and remember why we are doing RTTW 2024

Thank you for supporting Ride to the Wall

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