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Thousands of motorcyclists take part in charity ride to the National Memorial Arboretum

Motorcyclists gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum. Pic: Steve Evans

Motorcyclists gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum. Pic: Steve Evans

An annual charity ride to the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield has seen thousands of motorcyclists take to the road.

The Ride to the Wall took place on October 2 and was the third time it has taken place.

This year’s ride saw bikers gather at Drayton Manor Park before making the journey to Alrewas.

The arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities and provides a permanent home to memorial walls which are engraved with the names of more than 16,000 servicemen and women killed on duty or by terrorist action since the end of World War II.

Steve Evans of Photomast Solutions – who is also a member of the reserve forces – donated his services for free to capture a visual record of the day.

He explained:

“I wanted to get involved with Ride to the Wall as it pays respect to a subject which is close to my heart. It was very moving to see the thousands of motorcyclists all paying their respects to our fallen soldiers.”

Ride to the Wall is the only event of its kind in the country and last year it raised just under £30,000 with around 7,500 motorcyclists taking part.

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.

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