Bikers to honour fallen soldiers at National Memorial Arboretum

Bikers at the 2012 event Credit: PA

Thousands of bikers will be making their way to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.

Bikers from across the country will be making the journey to pay tribute to more than 16,000 soldiers whose names are engraved on the Armed Forces Memorial.

The annual 'Ride to the Wall' event has raised more than £500,000 for the Arboretum over the past eight years.

There are 11 starting points around the country, including Drayton Manor, to allow riders to gather for the event, which is now in its ninth year.