Ride to the Wall 2015

posted 17 Oct 2015, 11:43 by Section Webmaster
Ride to the Wall sees motorcyclists from all around the UK and Europe (mainly from Belgium) come together to remember the names engraved on the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial.  Well, it was a bit of an early start, but well worth it.  I met Dean Carpenter (Chippy) at Chieveley Services and we travelled on together to Cherwell Valley Services, where we met up with Godfrey and Chris Potter and Chris Tite and hundreds of other bikers.  After a well deserved bacon butty, we left for the long ride up to the National Memorial Arboretum, arriving at 11am together with 7,100 other bikes for the events of the day.  There was a performance by the Royal Signals White Helmets music from the Band of the Rifles and a flypast by both a Tiger Moth and a Dakota.  After a very moving service and tea and cake (for me), we all made our way home.  Thanks to Chippy for organising this and we hope to include this in next year’s diary of events.

Erica Body