Ride to the Wall 2024

  • Event  
  • 05 October 2024
  • 9am - 5pm
  • Suggested Voluntary Donation £10

Visitor Information

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial is currently closed as it undergoes a full restoration, the Memorial will be closed until approximetly 21 June. 

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Ride to the Wall sees thousands of motorcyclists from around the UK come together to remember the names engraved on the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial.

 

Since 2008, motorcyclists of all ages have participated in this annual pilgrimage from across the country. During the day, a Service of Remembrance takes place at the Armed Forces Memorial, allowing participants to take a moment to remember and reflect.

Registration for this year will open on Friday 26 April at 7pm.

Visitors to the Arboretum on a walk

Park and Ride

On Saturday 5 October a park and ride facility will be in operation, all cars arriving at the Arboretum will be directed to this facility. Please follow the direction of event signage and our event marshals. Visitors wishing to arrive at the Arboretum on foot or by car, but not register to ride in the Ride to the Wall event, will be required to pre-book their parking in advance. A £4 per vehicle charge will apply to all vehicles booked in advance (£6 on the day), and a park and ride facility will be in operation from Alrewas Showground (DE13 7EW) for all visitors including blue badge holders. The shuttle services that will be in operation on this day are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate standard mobility scooters. 

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Changes to our daily activities 

The Armed Forces Memorial will be closed until after the Ride to the Wall service on Saturday 5 October, starting at 12pm.

We will be unable to offer Land Train or buggy tours on this day, our daily programme of free talks will be available upon request. Please speak to a member of our team at the Welcome Desk for further information.

Ride to the Wall

What is Ride to the Wall?

Ride to the Wall is a unique motorcycling event which gives motorcyclists an opportunity to gather together at a place of Remembrance, to pay their respects to our serving and fallen service men and women and in doing so, raise funds for the purpose of perpetuating their memory and recognising the sacrifice made.