LEE RIGBY MEMORIAL RIDE FACEBOOK GROUP
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.
THE 2019 LEE RIGBY MEMORIAL RIDE WILL BE ON THE 22ND MAY,
THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH
Below is the 2018 details, it will be updated if there are any changes to the 2019 ride.
MAIN MEETING POINT - Goffers Rd, Blackheath, London SE3 0UA (next to Blackheath tea hut)
Departing there at 11.00hrs
Please can all the Veterans who are part of the Guard Of Honour, please be at the Tea Hut early where you will be
directed to your starting point.
For those coming from the KENT AREA there will be a ride leaving from the Oakdene Cafe,Wrotham at 0945 to go to
Woolwich and meet up with the riders leaving from Blackheath
The route will go past the point where lee Rigby fell.
There will be 30 Veterans parking up at the barracks again and to march down to form a guard of honour as the
other bikes pass by.
The ride will end at the same place as last year, the Meridian Sports and Social Club SE7 8QS
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.
My 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.
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