Stoke & Staffordshire

Bikers Ride to the Wall to honour British armed forces

People paying their respects at Alrewas
Image caption The fourth annual event attracted thousands of motorcyclists who paid their respects

Thousands of motorcyclists have gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum to pay their respects to fallen members of the Armed Forces.

Motorcyclists from across the country took part in the fourth annual Ride to the Wall (RTTW) event earlier for a service in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

A wreath was laid by Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson who was seriously injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Funds raised at the RTTW will go towards helping other injured soldiers.

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