Weʼre raising £500,000 to dedicate a memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in memory of riders who lost their lives & been injured whilst riding in duty.
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The Vintage Motor Cycle Club (VMCC) is proposing a memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum dedicated to the memory of all those motorcyclists throughout the world who have lost their lives whilst riding in the course of their duties. These may be despatch riders and couriers in the various branches of the armed forces but also civilian riders such as blood deliveries, organ deliveries and other essential services.
Although initiated by the VMCC it is not limited to vintage and classic motorcyclists, indeed, it is anticipated that clubs and organisations around the world will identify with this cause and help us raise the money we need to make a worthy tribute to those that have fallen.
Named “Duty to Ride”, it is hoped that all motorcyclists will feel free to participate in these rides when they occur. The first Sunday in July has been designated Duty to Ride day and we would encourage riders to get on their bikes and join others riding to raise funds for the cause.
Nationwide rides will be taking place across the country on the 3rd of July 2022 in collaboration with the VMCC. VMCC members who want to take part in their nearest ride should contact their local section secretaries. Meanwhile, those who are not part of the VMCC are still more than welcome and should email email@example.com for more information about how to get involved and where their nearest ride will be. Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorship from their friends & families and to contribute to the fund themselves through this Just Giving or other means.
The estimated cost of such a memorial is in the region of £300,000 - £500,000 to cover the initial design and construction, as well as to cover the cost of future maintenance. Contributions are therefore requested from across all the armed forces that use motorcycle riders for despatch riders, couriers, escorts and other functions as well as civilian organisations such as the NHS, blood and organ deliveries etc. It is also hoped that contributions will also be forthcoming from across all of the motorcycling fraternities, clubs and organisations that may organise their own fundraising events.
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Jul 4, 2022
An excellent cause!
Jun 5, 2022
Hope you get there
Antique Motorcycle Club of America
Jun 3, 2022
Great idea, we are happy to support and get our members involved.
May 13, 2022
Fantastic project, I don't think there is a memorial to DRs anywhere so this is a very worthy and long overdue cause..
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