Firefighters due to support Ride to the Wall event

Fire fighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are pleased to be supporting this year’s Ride to the Wall motorcycling event to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The event, which takes place on Saturday 2 October 2021, will see up to 4,000 riders and their motorbikes take to one of the 10 courses which are all due to end at the arboretum on the A38 near Alrewas, Lichfield.

The routes vary in length from route one – which begins at Drayton Manor and comprises of 40 miles.

The longest route is route four – which starts at Cherwell Services and lasts for a total of 95 miles.

The event will see motorcyclists travel from all parts of the UK to take part and will culminate in a special service at the arboretum.

The service will give participants and attendees time to reflect on the lives lost in the Second World War as well as provide a poignant space to remember those who have died in the covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking ahead of the event, Paul Robinson, community safety officer for Lichfield and Chase Terrace, said: “This is surely to be a special and memorable event for everyone involved.

“I look forward to ensuring the ride is safe and enjoyable for everyone – whether you are taking part, supporting someone or spectating.

“After the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, it will be great to see so many motorcyclists take to our roads to mark the sacrifice made by so many, especially during the last 18 months.”

To find out more about the event, visit: RTTW - RTTW - Ride To The Wall