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M6toll confirms continued support for Ride to the Wall

Midland Expressway Limited (operators of the M6toll) have confirmed they will again provide free passage to motorcyclists heading to this year’s Ride to the Wall event.

Around 2,000 bikers are expected to flow through the booths on their way to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas on Saturday 2nd October. The annual charity event attracts bikers from across the UK and overseas, all riding to the Armed Forces Memorial to pay their respects to serving and fallen service men and women and raise funds for the Arboretum.

Sarah Loizou, HR & Business Services Director at Midland Expressway Ltd, said: “This is the fourteenth Ride to the Wall, and we are proud to have supported the event every year. With last year’s event being cancelled due to Covid-19, we are thrilled that the event can again proceed this year and we’re honoured to provide free passage to the participating riders travelling with the official groups on their inbound journey to the National Memorial Arboretum, enabling them to save in excess of £4,000 in toll costs.”

Riders will set off from eleven different starting points across the Midlands, assembling at the 150-acre site for an act of remembrance.

Registered riders are expected to travel in official groups, accompanied by volunteer marshals, along the M6toll and through TS (Shenstone) and T6 {Burntwood) plazas between 10am and 11am.The wide load lanes {far left lanes) at both plazas will show a green arrow to allow the Ride to the Wall participants to flow freely through. The event organisers request that riders do not exit at T4 (Weeford) to avoid congestion at the traffic lights.

Martin Dickinson, founder of Ride to the Wall, added: “Despite the cancellation of last year’s event, Ride to the Wall supporters raised a staggering £115,000 for the Arboretum which was presented at a virtual event. We continue to be so grateful for the support of M6toll in making this route affordable for all the bikers taking part.

“We have more than 7,000 registrations for this year’s event and a team of volunteer marshals on hand to ensure a smooth and successful Ride to the Wall 2021. We are asking all participants to familiarise themselves with the routes and follow instructions from our marshals to ensure everyone arrives on time and safely.”

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

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