M6toll confirms continued support for Ride to the Wall
25th September 2023
Midland Expressway Limited, operators of the M6toll, are gearing up for a significant milestone this December as they celebrate their 20th anniversary. Looking ahead, they have exciting plans for the coming year. In the spirit of their commitment to community and support for an honourable cause, Midland Expressway Limited is pleased to announce their continued tradition of offering free passage to motorcyclists attending this year’s Ride to the Wall event.
On Saturday, October 7th, approximately 2,000 bikers are anticipated to pass through the toll booths en route to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas. This annual charity event draws bikers from all corners of the UK and abroad, uniting in a journey to the Armed Forces Memorial to honour and remember our serving and fallen service men and women while raising vital funds for the Arboretum.
James Hodson, Chief Operating Officer at M6toll, expressed their pride in supporting Ride to the Wall for a remarkable 15 years. He stated, “We’re honoured to provide complimentary passage to the riders traveling with the official groups on their way to the National Memorial Arboretum, ensuring around 2,000 bikers pass through smoothly and safely.”
The riders will commence their journey from eleven distinct starting points across the Midlands, converging at the expansive 150-acre site for a poignant act of remembrance. Registered riders are expected to travel in official groups, accompanied by dedicated volunteer marshals, traversing the M6toll through T5 (Shenstone) and T6 (Burntwood) plazas between 10 am and 11 am.
To facilitate a smooth passage, the wide load lanes (far left lanes) at both plazas will be marked with a green arrow, ensuring the Ride to the Wall participants can flow through freely. In order to minimize congestion at the traffic lights, event organizers kindly request that riders refrain from exiting at T4 (Weeford).
Martin Dickinson, founder of Ride to the Wall, added: “Once again Midland Express Limited are very kindly offering free passage to Motorcyclists attending Ride to the Wall. The gesture not only saves riders rummaging through rain drenched clothing normally to find change but allows for a free flowing passage meaning any congestion to the local community is kept to a minimum. Without the support of the M6 Toll the journey to the Arboretum would be far more stressful at I time when we all come together to remember our fallen.”
Anyone interested in supporting the Ride to the Wall charity can find out more here.
Details of community and charity support work undertaken by M6toll under its Drive For Charity programme can be found here: Drive for Charity – M6toll