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Thousands of motorcyclists visiting the National Memorial Arboretum for 2017 Ride to the Wall

More than 7,000 motorcyclists will head for the National Memorial Arboretum this weekend as part of the 2017 Ride to the Wall.

Ride to the Wall

The event sees bikers from across the country make the journey to Alrewas to pay their respects “for those who can no longer ride by our side”.

Now in its 10th year, Ride to the Wall has already raised £600,000 for the arboretum, including a record £121,000 raised last year.

This year’s event takes place on Saturday (October 7) and will see riders gather at 9am at 11 meeting points before heading to Alrewas for 1pm. A service of Remembrance will be held on the Armed Forces Memorial, while entertainment during the day will include a parachute drop and flypast of an RAF Squirrel.

There will also be music from The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals, Lichfield Gospel Choir, Sincerely Yours, Gari Glaysher, Abigail Carter-Simpson, and Oliver Moriarty.

See images by Godden Photography from the 2016 Ride to the Wall below:

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