If you want to travel to Wootton Bassett to show your respect for the fallen UK troops. Wootton Bassett is located just two miles from junction 16 of the M4. See http://www.woottonbassett.gov.uk/ for information on repatriations.
Please avoid the ride of respect Souvenir packs they are a tacky sideline, plus they are not donating to the charity so refuse to buy a pack until they do donate..
If you ride a motorcycle you may be interested in the Ride of respect ride which will cost £10 on Mother’s Day, 3rd April, 2011 with funds going to Afghan Heroes. Do read below, as the t shirt packs for this event contribute nothing to the Charity just some chancer…
The run will be called “Ride of Respect” as a way of The Bikers saying farewell to RAF Lyneham and Thank you to the generous and warm people of Wootton Bassett who have invited us back after last years very successful and emotional ride.
But there is a problem with the merchandise promoting the ride as none of the profits will be going to Afghan heroes, which is a shame and quite unbelievable.
The organisers have come out with this nonsense below to say they are non profit making… http://www.rideofrespect.org.uk/souvenir.htm
The merchandise contained in the pack is non-profit-making. So to make you aware, all of your contribution will go towards the manufacturing of the merchandise which is specific to the ride. The reason behind this is that it is our way of giving something back to The Bikers who have been so generous in the past.
We are not a business, so as your contributions come in they are banked under a Ride of Respect account and as funds build up, we will buy the merchandise.
There is no way you can set up to offer shirts and bits and bobs to be posted out to perhaps thousands of well wishers and not make a profit, the logistics alone would be horrendous.
We would ask that the packs donate at least £1 to Afghan heroes or they should be boycotted.