A Clyde Valley contingent took part once again this year in the annual remembrance event to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Ride To The Wall (RTTW) as the event is known, was expected to attract around 5400 bikes and 7200 attendee’s this year, converging on the site from various directions.The event recognises those that lost their lives in the armed forces post World War II and is particularly popular with ex-members of the armed forces who come to remember fallen friends, and reacquaint with former service colleagues.
The Clyde Valley group was led by Head Road Captain, James “Jigger” Mullen, himself an ex-serviceman, as well as Chapter Director Stevie Trainor who rode RTTW for the first time.
The party making the journey had to endure pretty savage weather conditions on the road south on the Thursday, with strong winds and heavy rain most of the journey. Everyone was pretty much soaked but all arrived safe but soggy.
On the Saturday though the weather was much fairer for the event. Clyde Valley Director Stevie, laid the wreath on behalf of the chapter and the salute was taken by Jigger.