Wreath of Respect Motorcycle Ride

Written by  Sunday, 24 August 2014 21:58
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As part of the commemorations of the start of world war 1 The Royal British Legion Riders’ Branch has commissioned a copper wreath hand crafted by a blacksmith.

This wreath has a place in The National Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire and from the 16th August the Wreath of Respect will undertake an 8 day journey covering over 1250 miles, being taken by members of the Royal British Legions Riders’ Branch.

The journey is being carried out on motorcycles by members of the Riders’ Branch, and Maurice “Mo” Ayling, by his own admission, feels honoured and humbled to have been asked to carry the Wreath on its Devon leg from Honiton today 21st Aug.

Mo met up with the Wreath en route, joining his fellow riders at the Fleet Air Arm church at Yeovilton for a blessing service. He then rode to Honiton where he was handed the Wreath, taking it through Devon before passing it over to Cornwall Freewheelers who were to escort it to RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall.

The wreath will finish its journey at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. It is a great honour for a member of our charity to be involved in this event, which is to honour and show a nation’s deep gratitude to all those who have suffered and died, not just in two world wars, but in conflicts up to and including the present day.

It is to acknowledge not just the pain and loss of Service men and women themselves, but also of their loved ones.

Further details are available at HERE

Last modified on Sunday, 01 July 2018 11:38
Dave Webber

Dave joined Devon Freewheelers in Feb 2013, as a rider I am part of the team that keeps the charitys IT working as it should. I also bleed members for articles that we can post on the site. Ride safe everyone.