11th Ride To The Wall 2017 - Saturday 6th October
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 have been members of Surrey Chapter during the last 27 glorous 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.
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 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.
This is its 11th year of RTTW to support the NMA. Last year we raised £TBC. Since the beginning £TBC has been raised to improve and help with the running costs of the NMA.
The RTTW website is not yet open. When it is to register, make a £10 donation and order merchandise and for more information go to https://www.rttw.org/index.php.
When you register 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.
At the moment the plan is to leave the M25 Cobham Services at 8.00 and ride the M25 & M40 for a break at the M40 Oxford Services around 9.00. After fuelling up and a very quick brekkie we'll set off at 9.15 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.