‘We’ll take my Harley. Rock’s transport of choice. Not as fast, clean or efficient as a Japanese bike, but it sounds humongous’
Borrowing a well known line from the musical We Will Rock You, this photograph was taken during the Remembrance Sunday service in George Square, Glasgow, Scotland in November 2016. This was one of the many motorbikes at the service owned by those who had served in conflict as members of the British Armed Forces.
The veterans who rode these machines proudly displayed their medals on their leathers as they arrived to take part in the service.
The Royal British Legion Riders Branch attracts motorcyclists and supporters from across the globe and have branch members from Cornwall to Scotland as well as Europe, Northern America and Australasia.
They are brought together by their enthusiasm for motorcycling, and a willingness to support the aims and charitable efforts of The Royal British Legion.
The Riders Branch is very diverse in it’s membership and includes men and women from The Royal Navy, The Army, The Royal Air Force and The Royal Marines as well as those who have not served, but wish to support the aims of the Royal British Legion through the Riders Branch. They take part in all types of biking and biking events, from track days to rallies, on customs to sports bikes, and everything in between, not forgetting formal Legion organised events and fund raising.
These events to raise awareness and funds for the Poppy Appeal.