M6toll proud to support the biking community and Ride to the Wall

Thousands of dedicated bikers braved the inclement weather on Saturday 4th October to take part in this year's Ride to the Wall.

Bikers from all around the country took part; setting off from eleven different starting points and assembling all together at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Alrewas.

Any bikers passing through junction T4 on the M6toll on their way to the NMA were granted free passage thanks to Midland Expressway Limited, operators of the M6toll.

The annual event raises considerable funds for the National Memorial Arboretum, part of The Royal British Legion family of charities, which provides a permanent home to the Armed Forces Memorial.

Since the first ride in 2008, the event has raised in excess of £318,000 to support the upkeep of the NMA. Individuals, groups and chapters from particular organisations, such as regional Harley Owners Groups, The Royal British Legion Riders Branch and a large number of other owners groups and motorcycle clubs, together with a large contingent from Belgium were amongst those who took part.

Tom Fanning, Midland Expressway Limited's CEO said "As a biker myself, I was honoured to support the RTTW again this year by way of providing free passage for all fellow bikers exiting at T4 on the M6toll.  RTTW raises much deserved funds for the NMA which is a unique tribute to all those who have given their lives in the service of their country.

It was spectacular to witness over 1200 bikes and trikes passing through our Weeford Junction toll plaza; despite the poor weather conditions and I will look forward to welcoming RTTW participants again next year".

Martin Dickinson, Founder of Ride to the Wall added "Ride to the Wall would like to thank the kind generosity of the M6toll and all the staff. The movement of such a large number of motorcycles to a tight timescale would not have been able to happen in such a smooth, professional and trouble free way without the support and assistance of the M6toll".