We will be using the services at Junction 28 on the A14 known as Cambridge Services again this year. The RVP will be the HGV parking area, marshals will be on site from early morning so please follow their directions for parking. The Services are only a few miles from the Cemetery and have all the usual facilities; food, drink, fuel, cashpoint as well as having a Motel in case anyone wants to come down/up the night before. Click here for further details.
Use the map below to get directions to the services. Type your start address in the 'address' field provided and click the 'Get Directions' button. The map, with directions will be opened in a new window.
Order of events
11:30 - Final arrival time for riders to be at Cambridge Services (to complete check-in registration).
12:15 - Roar of Thunder (A Tribute to Our Own):
- Role of honour
- Last Post
- Roar of Thunder (Riders rev engines for 30 seconds)
12:30 - Ride commences.
13:30 - Arrive American War Cemetery.
13:45 - Welcome address by event organiser.
13:50 - Dedication ceremony by the AMRR Chaplain, this will include wreath laying.
- Closing address by the event organiser (TBC).
The 'Ride' will proceed from Cambridge Services at 12.30pm under the auspices of Cambridgeshire Police, although our own marshals will be available throughout. All the key locations and the route of the ride can be found on our maps page (opens in a new page).
Keep to one lane in staggered formation.
Wear appropriate clothing
Respect other road users
On arrival at the cemetery, please follow the direction of the marshals and park as indicated by the red arrows on the map below. Once parked, feel free to look around the gounds (visit our Madingley Cemetery page to see what's there). At 13:40 proceed toward the Flagstaff where the ceremony will take place commencing at 13:45 with the welcome address.
You are invited to spend time visiting all areas of the cemetery and actively encouraged to walk amongst the gravestones as well as visiting the Memorial building, Tablets of the Missing and the Visitors building, see The Cemetery page for further details (opens in a new window).
After the Ceremony
After the ceremony, there will be a social gathering at The Three Horseshoes, 22 South Street, Comberton (approximately 3.5 miles south of the AWC) where the pub are laying on a barbcue for you to purchase some food!
Enjoy the day and please: Ride with Pride, Ride with Respect and Ride to Remember.