For the sixth year in a row, our hardy Remembrance Bike Riders donned the lycra and took up the challenge: 300kms in 3 days. From the Wall of Remembrance in Sydney’s Domain to the National Police Wall of Remembrance in Canberra, they rode through morning sun and afternoon storms, calm clear days and howling winds, arriving on Day Three battered but triumphant.
On the shores of Lake Burley Griffin there were joyful reunions with friends and family, there were words of thanks and words of remembrance from Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar, Detective Superintendent Gary Merryweather, and Senior Constable Craig Tonks. And there was pizza. Never underestimate the power of pizza over someone who’s just ridden 300kms!
With more than one hundred riders taking part, the event was a feat of organisation as well as endurance, and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to everybody who helped with catering, with support vehicles, with accommodation, and with so many little behind-the-scenes details. And finally, of course, a huge thanks to the riders and to all who supported them. Thanks to you, the Ride has raised nearly $110,000 for NSW Police Legacy!
The Remembrance Ride has been going for six years now. To learn more about the ride and how it all got started, click here.