RIDE OF RESPECT 17 MAY 2015
On Sunday 17 May 2015 10,000 motorcyclists will return to the High Street of Royal Wootton Bassett where the Ride of Respect started on Mothers’ Day in 2010.
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Since then The Ride of Respect motorcyclists have continued riding every year to say ‘Thank you’ to our serving Tri-Forces men and women, to fallen heroes and to the families of the fallen whilst also raising funds for Military Charities every year.
In 2010, 2011 and 2012 they rode from Hullavington Airfield through Royal Wootton Bassett and after the closure of RAF Lyneham when the repatriations were moved to Brize Norton, the bikers rode from RAF Abingdon to Carterton riding past Brize Norton.
The two Founders, Julia Stevenson from Dartford and Anne Cole from Gloucester, both biking Grandmothers are very pleased to be returning to Royal Wotton Bassett with the mass show of support from the motorcycling fraternity for our Tri-Services, past and present.
As a change to previous year’s rides, the ladies are putting on an ‘End of Ride Event’ at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy where there will be live bands playing, trade and catering stands where local people are able to join and chat to the bikers and generally enjoy the whole event.
The two Founders are this year raising funds to supply ex-Military personnel with necessary items that Military Charities are unable to supply them with for various reasons. They pledge that 100% of the donations received will assist The Ride of Respect to provide items for ex-service personnel that cannot be provided by other charities together with offering funding for professional help for those who are seeking emotional assistance (PTSD etc) together with any other help that is required as all needs differ. We are no-longer supporting individual military charities. We are supporting people that do not meet other military charities’ criteria and this is where the Ride of Respect can help.
All details can be found via the website at: www.therideofrespect.co.uk