M6TOLL HELPS BIKERS REV-UP FOR CHARITY RIDE
M6toll is helping charity motorbike riders rev-up for an annual ride to the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) next month.
It is donating £1100.00 and lifting the barrier to allow thousands of bikers to travel the road for free when they take part in the annual Ride To The Wall on October 1.
The annual procession of bikers from across the country is now in its ninth year and has raised more than £500,000 for NMA over the years.
More than 6000 are expected to head to the National Memorial Arboretum to pay their respects to services men and women who have fallen since 1945 and whose names are inscribed on the Armed Forces Memorial Wall.
NMA is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities, which provides a permanent home to the Armed Forces Memorial.
Starting their journeys from eleven separate locations, the sight of thousands of bikes is always impressive and a demonstration of a community coming together in an act of respect.
Ride To The Wall founder, Martin Dickinson explained: “Ride to the wall is not political or profit making. It exists solely to fundraise for the on-going upkeep of the NMA and its facilities. Our aim is to show respect and remembrance for those who can no longer ride with us and who will never be forgotten thanks to the wall at the NMA. Every year the event grows and every year it makes a difference and is a time for reflection. We are very grateful to M6toll for their continued generosity and support.”
James Hodson, Director Motorway Operations and Facilities for M6toll said: “As we always have, once again we are proud to offer free passage to the riders for this important event. We estimate that over 3000 of them will use the M6toll and be able to exit the toll road at junctions T4 and T5. This year we are also donating an extra £1100.00 to the cause in recognition of the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, on the eleventh month; a time of commemoration to all service men and women lost in action.”
RTTW Founder Martin Dickinson with Mel the M6toll mascot