Warwickshire Scooter Alliance – Ride of Respect 2018

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Ride of Respect 21st October 2018

And they just kept coming… What a turn out!

20It was a misty start to the day, but the sun soon started to shine for the hundreds of scooters that met at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum in Whittington to ride on mass to the National Memorial Arboretum, Tamworth. The Army of scooters, led by Paul Marshall (WSA Chairman) took a scenic route marshalled with precision to the NMA, and what a tremendous sight to behold. It is estimated that around 900 scooters attended, more than double of last year. Many, proudly displaying their ride of respect leg shields, flags etc.  

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The ceremony at the wall was very moving, led by David Whittall from the British Christian Scooterists Association and Andi Poole from AONSC and WSA. The sound of the last post played by Antonio Socci bounced off the walls giving people time to reflect on those who have lost their lives in past and present conflicts. Wreaths were then laid by various scooter clubs in deafening silence. 

31.jpgMonies raised from the sale of patches, leg shields and collection buckets will be given to the National Memorial Arboretum, The Staffordshire Regiment Museum and Galanos House.

33Paul Marshall, who is the chairman of The Warwickshire Scooter Alliance would like to say a massive thank you to the NMA, The Staffordshire Regiment Museum, the WSA committee, the marshalls… you know who you are, and of course everyone that attended and made it such a huge success.

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Thanks to Lynda from the Warwickshire Scooter Alliance for sending me the above article.

You can find out more on the The Warwickshire Alliance website. www.twsa.co.uk

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Drummer Lee Rigby – Ride of Respect

Drummer Lee RigbyLee Rigby Army Flag Lee Rigby Tribute FlowersWell done all scooterists, bikers and others who turned out to honour the memory of Drummer Lee Rigby, horrifically and brutally murdered on the streets of our capital city. An emotional day for many, marked with due respect.

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Help for Heroes Statement:

United in support.
There has been an extraordinary public reaction to the brutal murder of Drummer Lee Rigby last week. Hundreds of thousands of people, revolted by this dreadful crime carried out in full view of other innocents, have united to show that they will not be intimidated.

For many, that desire to show support has been focused on doing good to counter the bad. H4H was created in 2007 out of a simple desire to ‘just do something’. We were distressed at seeing so many young men and women with dreadful injuries and wanted to help. Over the last five and a half years that simple desire to ‘do our bit’ has enabled thousands to benefit and has proven that we are not helpless; we can and have done something very good indeed.