This is an event for bikers on Remembrance Sunday
every year - this years ride will be on
Sun 11th November 2018
be at Birch Services for 12 noon, leaving 1pm
The aim is to form a circle of bikers dressed in red riding CLOCKWISE around the M60 making the biggest Poppy in the World.
The ride is intended to present a physical show of support for our Armed Forces, both current and previous. Not every biker goes to a remembrance service on this day, but I do know that they Respect our armed service men and women. This is just another way of showing it.
The Ring of Red event was an idea by Julia Stevenson.
The organiser of the Ring of Red M60 Ride is Jeanette Netty Kiely, assisted by Robin Ward.
THIS YEAR'S CHARITY WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY BEFORE THE RIDE
DONATE TO THE RING OF RED RIDES CAUSES FOR THIS YEAR >>>>
Limited amount on the day, small items like 2018 Poppy Patches, Year Bars & Wristbands available only (we can only buy limited stocks so we are not left with huge amounts of stock we cannot sell)
TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT ORDER FROM THE WEBSITE BEFORE THE RIDE
M60 RING OF RED – RIDER GUIDANCE SHEET
THE RIDEOUT TO THE M60 WILL BE LEAVING THE MEETING POINT AT BIRCH SERVICES AT 1PM CLOCKWISE TO GET ONTO THE M60 FOR APPROX 1330 HRS, TIMES MAY CHANGE SLIGHTLY IF THE AMOUNT OF BIKERS IS LARGER THAN EXPECTED
IT IS EXPECTED THAT ALL RIDERS WILL DO ONE LAP OF THE M60 AND RETURN TO BIRCH SERVICES
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH FUEL !!!
THE LEAD RIDER IS A BIKER DRESSED IN HI VIZ AND WILL MAKE THEMSELVES KNOWN
DO NOT OVERTAKE YOUR LEAD RIDERS
RIDE IN SINGLE FILE ON THE M60 & DO NOT OVERTAKE THE RIDER IN FRONT
RIDE APPROX 50 MPH
USE SLOW LANE, IF NEEDING TO OVERTAKE DO SO BUT PULL BACK INTO SLOW LANE
RIDE APPROX 2-3 CAR LENGTHS AWAY FROM THE BIKE IN FRONT - RIDING IN A STAGGERED RIDING POSITION
ALLOW OTHER VEHICLES TO JOIN & LEAVE THE MOTORWAY BY PASSING THROUGH THE LINE OF BIKES
FILTERING - DO NOT FILTER UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY – I.E. MAJOR HOLD UP DUE TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ETC - THERE MAY BE INEXPERIENCED RIDERS IN YOUR GROUP UNABLE TO FILTER – PLEASE ADVISE LEAD RIDERS IF YOU WOULD NOT WISH TO FILTER.
IF YOU BREAK DOWN - MOVE TO HARD SHOULDER AND SIT AWAY FROM THE CARRIAGEWAY OFF YOUR BIKE.
ALL OTHERS BIKERS TO CARRY ON – DO NOT STOP!
ANY RIDER JOINING THE RING OF RED IS DEEMED TO BE IN CONTROL OF THEIR OWN MACHINE AT ALL TIMES, EXCLUSIVELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS ON THE ROAD, CONDUCT THEMSELVES WITH FULL REGARD FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND TRAFFIC LAWS, RIDE WITHIN THEIR OWN CAPABILITIES AT THEIR OWN PACE AND TO RESPECT THE SOLEMNITY OF THE OCCASION.
THIS IS A RIDE OF RESPECT SO PLEASE RIDE ACCORDINGLY!!
FOR ANYONE TAKING PART IN THE RING OF RED M60 WHO IS GOING TO FIX A FLAG TO THEIR BIKE - IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU MAKE SURE IT IS FIXED VERY FIRMLY WITH CABLE TIES, WIRE OR SOME SUCH METHOD - WE DO NOT WANT ANY FLAGS COMING OFF LANDING ON THE MOTORWAY FOR OBVIOUS REASONS!
THE FLAGS ON SALE HAVE TWO EYELETS, ONE TOP AND ONE BOTTOM OF FLAG! THANKS VERY MUCH