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100% of the donations we receive 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 not supporting any individual Military Charities as we are finding people that do not meet other Military Charities criteria and this is where the Ride of Respect can help.

                                                RIDE OF RESPECT CHARITIES AND CAUSES FOR 2019 


                                                      RIDE OF RESPECT - FORGOTTEN VETERANS 

                                               LEE RIGBY MEMORIAL RIDE - LEE RIGBY FOUNDATION 

                                                  RIDE OF RESPECT CHARITIES AND CAUSES FOR 2018 

RING OF RED 2018 M25 

THIS YEAR'S CHARITY has been voted as


Nominated by: Gary Thompson

Voted on by the members of the group. Thank you all those who nominated charities and took time to vote.

All military/veterans charities are very worthwhile, but I really do feel that we need to do a great deal more to get our soldiers and ex forces off the streets and into homes that they really need and so deserve....NO ONE should be living on our streets in this country!


Sadly with numbers down last year, approx only 1,500 riders, maybe due to others attending the centenary events, we didn't manage as much as we would have liked. We did though along with your generosity, also have a couple of generous donations from two companies, Segro of Slough (arranged by Geoff Devall) for £500 and Syneos Health, Farnborough (arranged by Ross Farr) for £392, this bumped up the figures for us:

Donations on the Day = £1420-71
Online Donations = £1035-69 (half to go to the M60 ride)
Merchandise donation = £1151-60
Donation from Syneos = £392-00
Donation from Segro = £500-00 (already donated to the charity direct)

GRAND TOTAL = £4,000-00

The money has been sent to Soldiers off the Street for them to use to help our veterans in finding much needed homes.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for all your donations and purchases to the ride which makes this donation possible.

Ring of Red M25 Team

RING OF RED M60 - 2018

Veterans Garage - 

The Veterans Garage was created by a group of Ex Service family members to create a unique, modern and forward thinking

 social hub available to access seven days a week with the added back up and welfare support.

The concept will see the birth of a fast paced and fun community automotive club that will encapsulate the excitement 

of all things cars, motorcycles and aviation.

The idea is to alleviate social isolation and promote social inclusion in all ages in a fun environment.

The chosen charity for this years Ride of Respect on the 1st July 2018 was:

Who Dares Cares

We will post very soon the handing over the money story


Who Dares Cares is a not for profit charity that has been developed to support people from all walks of life with PTSD.  Check out their website on the above link and find out the great things the charity does. 

Lee Rigby Ride - Armed Forces Bikers

The 2018 Lee Rigby Memorial Ride took place on the 22nd May 2018 and a total of £787 was made for the AFB between the Ride of Respect donations, wristbands and merchandise and the AFB stall.


Ring of Red M25 - Veterans In Action / Hounds for Heroes

Ring of Red M60 - Veterans in Communities

Ride of Respect - Baton

Lee Rigby Ride - Armed Forces Bikers



Ring of Red M25 November 2016 Charities

 Hounds for Heroes and Care After Combat




Veterans Garage

2016 Ride of Respect 46 Miles Charity is Veterans in Action

I am the Founder and Chief Operations Officer for Veterans In Action (Veterans In Action - VIA). I fully understand that most of you will not have heard of VIA and that is in the main down to myself. I started VIA 8 years ago just after H4H started up so with their rise it was hard to get publicity so in the end I stopped trying. I just got on with doing what we were doing which was helping those who suffered from PTSD or who had found it hard to adjust to civvie street. I took a different approach and that was the non-therapy approach and instead we used the outdoors, challenging events and expeditions to help raise veterans confidence, self-esteem and self-belief. In the last 5 years VIA have walked a distance of 12,600 miles across Britain with over 500 veterans suffering from PTSD and from our centre in Hampshire we have helped over 1000 veterans by either getting them involved on the expedition, on the projects we run or by sending them in the direction for the best help for their individual needs.  Please visit our site for more information and to contact us.
Billy MacLeod

2016 Lee Rigby Ride

 Armed Forces Bikers

Julia Stevenson on behalf of the Ride of Respect Team - 21st March 2016

Today VIA went to deliver 4 bikes with equipment to Simon Weston House which is a house for veterans run by Care after Combat in Southampton. The bikes have been donated by the bikers from the Official Ride of Respect who have chosen VIA as the charity they will be supporting this year. The bikes were handed over to VIA last week by Ride of Respect organiser Julia Stevenson and VIA and and Care after Combat would like to thank all the bikers from Ride of Respect and the fantastic team who make it happen every year. Also a huge thanks to Halfords in Dartford for their support in donating equipment and being so helpful. These bikes have now given these veterans freedom to get around.  


The Charities that monies raised by the M25 Ring of Red November 2015 

 went to the following charities:

UKHomes4Heroes Pride & Passion
Armed Forces Bikers
Bike Tours for the Wounded
Hounds for Heroes

The monies raised on the M60 Ring of Red Ride 2015 went to:

SSAFA  (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association)

UK Homes4Heroes sent their thanks to you all.
This donation was from the merchandise money
we all raise from the RoR rides.

Received from Phill Damant the Chairman (Trustee) of the
Armed Forces Bikers

I would like to personally thank you and the rest of the RoR team, on behalf of the Trustees and Members of the AFB, for considering our Charity as a recipient of funds. Your donation of £395 was perfectly timed, as around the time that it hit the bank I was assisting a homeless veteran into his own home. From your own work you will know how hard it is to generate funds, this donation made a real difference. I hope that we can continue to work together to continue our mutual good works. Thank you. Phill       (January 2016)



On the 9th December 2015 representatives from the Ride of Respect visited the Hounds for Heroes charity and saw for themselves what the charity is all about.

After a talk on the history of the charity, they were treated to a display of what the assistance dogs can do and how they can help an injured or disabled person from our UK Armed Forces or our Civilian Emergency Services.

The Ride of Respect handed over a cheque for £1,000 raised from this years Ring of Red M25 mass ride on Remembrance Sunday 9th November 2015.

No doubt this money will be put to good use.


19th November 2015 at the Spitfire Café, Biggin Hill

A cheque for £1,00 was donated to UK Homes for Heroes who help ex-service personnel finding homes, helping them get their lives back together and giving them hope for a better future.   Definitely more of the monies raise from the Ring of Red M25 2015 Remembrance Ride going to a very good cause. 

19th November 2015, Spitfire Cafe, Biggin Hill

The cheque for £1,000 was presented by representatives of the Ride of Respect to the Armed Forces Bikers Charity from monies raised at the Ring of Red 2015 M25 Remembrance Day Ride. 

No doubt the money will go to helping more of our UK Armed forces and families.

2015 Ride of Respect

Bike Tours 4 The Wounded

UK Homes for Heroes

Walking with the Wounded

Armed Forces Bikers

ABF - National Soldiers Charity

2015 Lee Rigby Ride Charity

Armed Forces Bikers

2014 Ride Charities

Ring of Red M25 - 

Ring of Red M60 - SSAFA

Ride of Respect -

Lee Rigby Ride - Armed Forces Bikers

2013 Ride Charities

Ring of Red M25  -  Royal British Legion

Ride of Respect  - 

Lee Rigby Ride - Armed Forces Bikers

2011 - 2012 Ride of Respect Charity

Royal British Legion

2010 Ride of Respect Charity

The Mothers Day Ride - RBL