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Ride To The Wall 2018 - Saturday 6th October

The RTTW website is now open to register your intention to ride,  or just to support the event, by making a £10 donation. You will receive a year bar for 2018 and your name can also be added to the scroll of attendance, recognising the contribution you have made and the pride and respect that you show for the sacrifice made by the names on the wall. You may also add a name to the scroll of remembrance.

As we ride to and from the National Memorial Arboretum towards the end of our regular rideout season this is a good chance to think about those friends who were members of Surrey Chapter during the last 27 glorious years but who are no longer with us. This includes: Matthew Melly, David Carrick, Jeff Fallon, Carol Dube, Len and Margaret Harvey and Jim Basson.

When you register to ride for 2018 please click the options 'Start Location: Other / Making my own way to the NMA' and choose Surrey Chapter UK as your club at the point of payment. 

For more information go to https://www.rttw.org/index.php.

Please note this is an open ride so please feel free to invite non-harley riding friends along provided you are confident they are safe riders.

The National memorial Arboretum is a moving garden of remembrance for people of the UK and includes those such as nurses, firemen, postmen, stillborn children, 9/11 victims, road crash victims as well as soldiers, sailors and airmen who died in service since the 2nd World War; for more info take a look at www.thenma.org.uk.

For this year's Service of Remembrance there will be events and live music taking place from 9.30am to 5pm in 4 different locations; Veterans Village, Visitors Centre, Marquees and The Bastion Memorial along with some aerial attractions.

The plan is to leave Jacks Cafe, 44 London Rd, Bagshot GU19 5HL, on Friday 5th October at 13.30 and take a mixed Motorway and A roads route to our hotel The Fazley Inn, 4 Coleshill Street, Fazeley, B78 3RA. In the evening there are choices of local restuarants for dinner and the hotel has a bar.

We will leave the hotel after breakfast and arrive nice and early at the NMA. Just after the Service of Remembrance we'll head south via the M40 stopping at the M40 Warwick Services for fuel and a comfort break.

You are welcome to ride up later on Friday and join us at the hotel.

Feel free to ride up on the Saturday morning and join us at the NMA but please note there will not be an offical SCUK lead ride. 

I have reserved 10 standard and deluxe double rooms at £45 and £60 which are available on a first come first served basis so please let me know your preference. Breakfasts are £4.50 extra. Please contact me direct if you wish to have one of the hotel rooms; steve.whitmore@surreychapteruk.org or ring 07 968 448 891.

 The RTTW Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon the roads behind you.

May you be kept safe through rolling hills, twisting turns, from oil, gravel and dim-witted drivers and, until we meet again, may the blessing of the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Be upon You, and those whom you, love

Now and always

Amen

 

NB: You remain responsible at all times for the control, safe and legal use of your motorcycle.