Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hundreds of Red Motorcyclists Pay Tribute to Heroes

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hundreds of Red Motorcyclists Pay Tribute to Heroes

Article excerpt

HUNDREDS of motorcyclists took to the M60 to commemorate the country's fallen war heroes in their own unique way.

Bikers who might normally be seen in black leathers donned red t- shirts on top of their protective gear to form a circle of remembrance around Manchester.

Car drivers honked their horns as they passed packs of the motorcyclists travelling anti-clockwise around the motorway during the ride yesterday.

Organisers gathered riders at Birch services from 11am before the ride set off at around 1pm, circling the city for around half an hour.

The people behind the mass remembrance parade said the idea was to create the world's largest poppy as millions spent the annual day of remembrance mourning brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of their country. Julia Stevenson was the mastermind who inspired the event, and is also behind the Lee Rigby Ride to Woolwich.

She said: "The ride is intended to present a physical show of support for our Armed Forces, both current and previous. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.