Motorbike ride-out pays tribute to the fallen

On 24 October, the Revd Lynn Boyle joined 100 bikers on a ride-out from St Paul’s, Compstall to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Each motorbike carried the name of a soldier who died in battle since World War 1 with the lead bike carrying the name of Danny Winters who was 28 years old when he died in Afghanistan in 2009.

Lynn gave a prayer and a blessing prior to setting off to Marple Memorial park.

Upon arriving at their destination, the bikers placed poppies on the Wall of Remembrance, where the bikers paid their tributes.  

"The streets were lined with people and so was the park," said Lynn. "It was a huge privilege to be a part of this event to commemorate the Poppy Appeal and to honour the sacrifices of our service men and women. To take part in the ride on a Harley was just a brilliant added bonus!" 

The event was covered by the BBC and was televised on BBC North West Tonight on the same evening.

For the Fallen

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


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