A few words from Julia Stevenson, the founder of the Lee Rigby Memorial Ride.
On behalf of the Ride of Respect team I would like to say thank you to each and everyone who supports this ride, all the bikers who ride from near or far, all those who support us on the route, all those who helped make the day possible. Many thanks also to the Unity Support Riders, qualified riders who safely guided our riders, the Marshalls at RV points.
Thanks to Veterans In Action who sell our merchandise online before the ride, Ali Scott for the admin and purchasing of the merchandise and those that help sell it all on the day, sales of which go towards buying future stock for all the rides each year. It also pays for such things as flyers, event items etc, with all the left over monies being used by the Ride of Respect Organisation to help veterans when the charities can't help them.
Last year we bought 4 cycles from Halfords and gave them to Veterans living at The Simon Western House to help them on their journey getting back into civvy street. All suffer with PTSD.
Thank you all for your continued support in this ride and well done to you all of you.
Lee Rigby Ride 2021
Sunday 23rd May
Nells cafe DA12 5UD
Veterans will lead the Ride.
Leave Nells at 09:30am
Arrive Blackheath at 10:15am
Veterans Leave Blackheath at 10:35am
Main ride Leave Blackheath 11:00am
Arrive at Meridian Sports Club from 11:30am.
The Ride of Respect will have merchandise stalls at the Meridian.
Coffee and drinks available plus food.
Covid rules please, so masks and social distance apply.
Any donations will go to Forgotten Veterans UK.
Thursday May 22nd 2014 was the first of an annual ride to Woolwich for the Bikers to show their Respect to Lee, his family and his regiment.
SOME LINKS TO PAST YEARS RIDE PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEOS TAKEN BY VARIOUS BIKERS
Pictures by Gerwyn Jones
Video of Vets leaving Greenwich Park by Ali Scott
Taken by Roger Wood
The vets guard of honour setting off for Woolwich from Greenwich Park taken by Roger Wood