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.
The ride will be around 140 miles each way at Motorway speed limits so if you are not comfortable with that style of riding then this trip won't suit you.
Please note this is an open ride so please feel free to invite non-SCUK members and 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.
At the moment the SCUK plan is to leave the M25 Cobham Services at 8.00 sharp and ride the M25 & M40 for a break at the M40 Oxford Services around 9.00. After fuelling up and a very quick brekkie roll etc we'll set off at 9.20 to arrive at the NMA around 11.00.
After the Service of Remembrance we'll head south on the M40 stopping at the M40 Warwick Services for fuel and a comfort break.
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
NB: You remain responsible at all times for the control, safe and legal use of your motorcycle.