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Start Locations around the UK

RTTW has evolved into a unique Motorcycling event that has never been done before in the UK, 2021 will be our 14th Year.

For 2021 we have 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 organized ride.

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 (90 -minutes maximum/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 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 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 900 motorcycles.

This year 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.

Note to Riders

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.

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.

Registering to make your own way to RTTW.

With an event of the size that RTTW has reached over the last 13 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 (50 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

Motorway Services Operators

The Services are very much looking forward to welcoming Ride To The Wall 2021 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 2021 participant's 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 bikes 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 3.00)

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

Traveling back down the M6 (south) to T5 plaza and onto the A38 north

Thank you for supporting Ride To The Wall 2021

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.

RTTW will comply with any restrictions imposed by government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and may, if required, postpone or cancel the event if required to do so. Under these and any other circumstances relating to the safety of attendees, RTTW cannot accept liability for any consequential loss relating to cancellation / postponement.

By participating in the RTTW you agree to these conditions