A great thing about the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association (WSMBA) is that members from across the UK frequently get to meet each other at various events. One such occasion is the Ride to the Wall (RTTW) which takes place on the first Saturday of October each year.
The ‘Wall’ is the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Alrewas, Staffordshire. This year Chapters of the WSMBA from all over the UK assembled at Tamworth Masonic Hall for a cuppa and catchup before riding as a group to the NMA to join over 6600 other bikers that were there to pay their respects to those that have perished in the line of duty.
Over 200 Widows Sons congregated at the Masonic Garden Memorial at 13:00, where a Masonic Chain was formed and explained by John Perridge. In the 11 years the RTTW has been running it has raised over £1 million and is the major reason that the NMA remains a ‘Free to Enter’ venue. The Widows Sons have supported this Charity Ride for many years and will certainly be back on the 3rd October next year to do so again.