THOUSANDS of bikers descended on a national centre of remembrance as part of the annual Ride to the Wall event.
Motorcyclists from across the county converged on the National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday to pay their respect to fallen servicemen.
This was the sixth incarnation of the event and included the Military Wives Choir and the army’s Parachute Regiment display team the Red Devils.
A spokesman for the event said: “It was a very good day and really good to be able to remember the people that have fallen. It is a really good thing.
“It is still amazing to see how many people want to come here and pay their respects and to remember the people who gave fought and died for this country.
“Ride to the Wall is the only event of its kind in the country that gives motorcyclists the opportunity to show their support for the armed forces.
“Thank you to everyone who was involved in making the day such a superb event.
“We keep going from strength to strength because of your support.”
Previous events have helped raise more than £200,000, which helps towards running costs at the site which features a tribute to all members of the armed forces who have died since the Second World War.