Organised by 55-year-old Stratford-upon-Avon biker, Nick Ward, he said: “Conrad was a local lad, and as well as being a soldier, he was a biker, as are his family, so it just seemed like a reasonable idea to marry the two together. I approached the family and they were more than happy to go ahead.”

Although 250 people have already signed up for the ride, Nick is expecting it to be much bigger.

“With these things there’s a lot of people who just turn up on the day. We’re expecting between 500 and 1,000 bikes,” he said.

They’ll be riding through Cookhill, Feckenham, Hanbury, Bromsgrove and Kidderminster, before finishing at the popular bikers café at Quatt near Bridgnorth.

Each person, including passengers, will be paying £5 to take part, and on top of that there is a huge raffle at Ragley Hall in the morning.

“Ragley have just been so helpful it’s been amazing,” beamed Nick.

Prizes include two VIP passes to a British Superbike Championship event at Brands Hatch, and a classic Mercedes sports car for the weekend.

Hoping to raise up to and over £5,000, anyone is welcome to join in on the day. Open from 8am, the bikers are leaving Ragley Hall at 10am.

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