Ride of Respect 2022

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The 40th anniversary of the Falklands war is in 2022.  Our ride is to promote:  Remembrance, Respect, Awareness and Support.

Following our three successful rides in 2019, 2020 and 2021, from Monday 02 May to Monday 16 May 2022 a team of four veterans – Paul Moore, Charlie McColgan, (both Falklands veterans) Phill Damant and Tony McKie will be riding around the UK by motorbike visiting the gravesites and memorials of men of who lost their lives in the Falklands war in 1982.   A total of 2600 miles in 15 days, visiting over 80 graves and memorials of the Falklands war.

We are doing this ride to demonstrate that these men are not forgotten, to pay our respects to each one and their families, and to raise funds for the South Atlantic Medal Association who continue to support veterans of the Falklands war and most importantly, the families who have lost loved ones. 

We will cover the whole of the UK including Whitley Bay, Dundee, Macduff, Arbroath, Oban, Spean Bridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hamilton, Irvine, Lisburn, Wrexham, Liverpool, Rhyl, Wrexham, Stockport, Sheffield, Derby, Lowestoft, Braintree, Northampton, NMA Alrewas,  Cinderford, Ross on Wye, Hereford, Pontypool,  Gillingham, Worthing, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Tidworth, Brookwood, Frimley and Aldershot.  In North Yorkshire, on Day 1 our first act of remembrance will be at Hutton Rudby in North Yorkshire where we will pay our respects to Sir Rex Hunt, the former Governor of the Falkland Islands in 1982.

During the ride, any of our supporters, families and friends are welcome to join us.  We will try to stick to the published programme as much as possible to make it easy for you to do so.  We also expect to be joined at various times by riders from Airborne Forces Riders, RBL Riders, The Widows Sons, (Masonic Riders), The Royal Marine Riders, Invictus MC and The Patriots MC, Norfolk HOG and others.

Joining Riders are most welcome but you must understand that we are following a programme and will not wait for you if you miss an RV and that we may have to change the plan at short notice.  You also must make all of your own admin arrangements.  Keep updated on our Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/Falklands-War-SAMA-Ride-of-Respect-2022

The programme is out on our Facebook page and we would love families and friends of the fallen to join us in our act of remembrance and respect at the grave or memorial.  We are limited to less than one hour at each location due to the distances we have to cover each day so we will keep our short service very simple and respectful.  As we did not know all of the fallen personally it is always emotional and inspirational to talk with their families and friends who attend, and find out a little about the person that they lost. It would be an honour to meet you.

The South Atlantic Medal Association intend to maintain and promote a sense of pride and comradeship among all veterans of the South Atlantic campaign, in a manner which respects both individual privacy and personal requirements. We also wish to establish and maintain contact with other organisations involved in the welfare of of the Armed Forces and ensure that due consideration is given to the interests of South Atlantic veterans. SAMA (82) will also investigate for consideration, by an appropriate organisation, any case of hardship or distress amongst South Atlantic veterans

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Please support this effort in whatever way you can.  Every donation – no matter how small – helps.  Thank you.

RIDERS COSTS – a request.

This ride is entirely self-funded by the riders themselves and from previous experience we know that it costs around £1300 each just to complete the ride.  We are very grateful for any assistance, and if you would like to help with our direct costs separate to your charitable donation, either as an individual or a corporate donation to our ride expenses, these can be made by PayPal at: paul508@mac.com. Please use the friends and family option.   For bank transfer please use:

Barclays Bank 

Ride Admin Account

Account No: 63476707

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From the Ride Team: Paul, Charlie, Phill and Tony – We Thank You.