"The Rider's Memorial" @ the GT Rider Chedi site

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GTR has been so inspired by the positive response from the Thai and expat biking communities for the annual GTR MHS Memorial Ride and requests for places in the GTR Chedi that we have sponsored a second monument in order to pay our respects to fellow bikers who may not have been so closely involved with GTR over the years, but who nevertheless we wish to honour.

So, earlier this year GTR asked permission from the abbot of Wat Doi Kong Mu to construct a second monument in memory of those riders who like us love the freedom of life on two wheels.

The Abbot was very receptive to the idea and so “The Rider's Memorial” has now been constructed next to the GTR Chedi.

8 October 2016 selecting the site for the GTR Chedi with abbot of Wat Doi Kong Mu
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More information and some policy guidelines on eligibility to follow.


Construction of the Riders Memorial took place over 4 days from Monday 24th April to Thursday 27 April 2021.
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Stayed tuned....more to come.
 
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A brief update, with some information for future planning & management.

GTR Rider's Memorial Plaques.

The GT Rider Chedi Memorial site is funded and managed by GT Rider.
The GTR Memorial Committee is solely responsible for plaque installation.
Nominations for plaques can be submitted to any Committee member.
Any plaques to be placed on the memorial will be done so on the annual GTR MHS Memorial Ride in November.
A nominal fee of 3000 baht a plaque is payable, which goes towards the maintenance costs of the chedi memorial site.

Plaque Criteria Nomination
1. The person must have ridden a bike at some point in their life.
2. Have a connection with Thailand (lived/visited/ridden, or any combination of the three).
3. The GTR committee maintains final discretion on acceptance of all plaques to be added to the Riders Memorial.
 
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Just saw this on The Paddy Doyle Youtube site. Beautiful spot. If we ever get back to Thailand will be on our new list of places to take in when we get back on our bike in CM. Thanks to all involved in making it happen & the up keep.
 

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What do I need to do to get a memorial plaque made up to put on the monument. A friend of mine just passed away in a biking accident

Mike your request is acknowledged & we accept after the information you supplied by PM.
We would like details of full name, & date of birth / death for a plaque if you can please PM them to me.
The plaque can be installed at the event on 6 November.
 

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Mike your request is acknowledged & we accept after the information you supplied by PM.
We would like details of full name, & date of birth / death for a plaque if you can please PM them to me.
The plaque can be installed at the event on 6 November.
His name is :
Mr. Alexandros James Christodoulou
Date of birth: May 4th 1985
Died: September 16th 2021
We appreciate it.
 

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A brief update for anyone wondering about the criteria for plaque nominations.

The GTR Memorial Committee would like to advise that

1. The person must have ridden a bike at some point in their life.
2. Have a connection with Thailand (lived/visited/ridden, or any combination of the three).
3. The GTR committee maintains final discretion on acceptance of all plaques to be added to the Riders Memorial.

The GT Rider Chedi Memorial site is funded and managed by GT Rider.
The GTR Memorial Committee is solely responsible for plaque installation.
Nominations for plaques can be submitted to any Committee member.
Any plaques to be placed on the memorial will be done so on the annual GTR MHS Memorial Ride in November.
A nominal fee of 3000 baht a plaque is payable, which goes towards the maintenance costs of the chedi memorial site.
 
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Ray Naidu

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Good day,
I’m living in Selangor Malaysia.
I’ve been riding bikes for over 40 years,
Been riding in Thailand and been fortunate enough to have done the Mae Hong Song loop twice.
Have just found out that you have a GT Riders Memorial at the White Buddha Temple.
May I know the date of your Nov 2022 ride to the Memorial and if possible may I join this ride as I wish to pay my respects to my fellow bikers.
I look forward to your reply.
Thank you in advance, stay safe and be safe on two wheels.
Ray Naidu.
 

Ian Bungy

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Good day,
I’m living in Selangor Malaysia.
I’ve been riding bikes for over 40 years,
Been riding in Thailand and been fortunate enough to have done the Mae Hong Song loop twice.
Have just found out that you have a GT Riders Memorial at the White Buddha Temple.
May I know the date of your Nov 2022 ride to the Memorial and if possible may I join this ride as I wish to pay my respects to my fellow bikers.
I look forward to your reply.
Thank you in advance, stay safe and be safe on two wheels.
Ray Naidu.
It is on the first weekend of November every Year so should be 5th November 2022. Everybody is welcome.