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by Philip Lovegrove

Up to 10,000 motorcyclists are expected to take part this June in a ride through Oxfordshire to honour fallen servicemen and women.

The Ride of Respect event - now in its fifth year - brings together thousands of bikers from across the whole of the UK, to raise money for The Royal British Legion in support of our Armed Forces and their families.

This year's event, on Sunday 1 June, will take place from Carterton to Dry Sandford, passing through RAF Brize Norton - a 24-mile route.

This is the second successive year the bike-ride has returned to Carterton after previously going through Royal Wooton Bassett.

Started in 2010 by two passionate bikers, the Ride of Respect event has gained enormous support, with The Royal British Legion Riders Branch, encouraging as many of their members as possible to take part by assisting with their help.

Donations will be collected on the day by fundraisers along the route and bikers will be asked to pay £10 to partcipate on the ride.

For more information on how to sign up, please visit, donations.britishlegion.org.uk/rideofrespect.

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