3 October 2009
Costain bikers will be remembering Britain's fallen troops in a charity bike ride on 10 October.
A group of COGAP colleagues will be joining thousands of other motorcyclists in this year's Ride To The Wall (RTTW) - a ride to the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield, Staffordshire. The National Memorial features the names of more than 16,000 Service men and women killed on duty or by terrorist action since the end of World War 2 engraved around its walls. Last year's inaugural RTTW raised £10,000 to help with the upkeep of the memorial, and this year the organisers hope to raise even more.
"All are welcome to come along - you can register on the day," said Chris Goodwin, Section Leader in the 2D CAD piping department, who'll be riding his Benelli Tornado TRE.
The Costain bikers will be meeting up with the Royal British Legion Riders at Knutsford Services on the M6 at 8am. They will then ride down to Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth, where the 12-mile long RTTW will start at 11am.
"It should be quite a day," said Chris. "Last year there were more than 2000 motorcyclists at the event, 800 of whom registered on the day. This year 2000 people have already registered, so there should be a good turn-out."