Remembrance Bike Ride: Satellite Riders

December 2021

It was with sadness but with the safety of our whole community in mind that we made the difficult decision to postpone the Remembrance Bike Ride until 29 April – 1 May next year. However, we have been immensely heartened by the support we have received for this decision, and for the incredible work of our Satellite riders, going their own way to raise funds for the Police Family in a COVID-safe manner.

Emma Capell once more took to Zwift, determined to beat her time from last year in her epic 300km ride around her loungeroom. It’s “just my way of doing what I can to support Police Legacy and all they do,” she says modestly, but we know how much blood, sweat, and fairy bread (truly!) went into this effort. She never gave up, she beat her record, and she raised an impressive amount of dollars in the process!

Nathan Evans faced up to Mt Keira, and turned it into Everest, riding 24 laps of the circuit and climbing 8,848m in the process (not to mention raising significant funds for the Police Family). It’s hard to imagine how excruciating that must have been, but he had his support crew – his wife and two young kids “pretty hard to entertain when dad’s doing a 16 hour ride!” By coincidence, Nate and Emma were in the same class at The Police Academy, both graduating in 2011, and clearly sharing the same spirit of courage and determination.

And last but by no means least in our fearless charge of Satellite Riders, we salute every member of The Inverell-Tamworth Riders team, who spent a hot and headwindy Saturday riding 230km along country roads, raising more than $21,000 in the process. Superstars one and all!