Now in its fifth year, the NSW Police Legacy Remembrance Bike Ride got underway on Friday 28 April at the Wall of Remembrance at Sydney’s Domain and concluded on Sunday 30 April at the National Police Wall of Remembrance in Canberra. Each year the number of riders participating has grown, as has the amount of money raised for charity. This year was an all-time high with $115,000 being collected to help provide a range of benefits and services to our legatees.
“Some rode in honour and memory of a family member who served; for others it may have been a workmate and friend, but everyone who rode was undoubtedly reminded that the policing profession is one that takes a toll and impacts on all of those who step forward to serve,” said Inspector Paul Bousfield, the Chair of NSW Police Legacy.
Many local newspapers along the route kept a close eye on our courageous riders. Here are some excerpts from the fantastic coverage the Remembrance Bike Riders received in the press:
Detective Senior Constable Lawrence has remained determined to help where he can, even if that means undertaking a mammoth bike ride between Sydney and Canberra, as he did late last month. The Wagga law enforcer participated in the NSW Police Legacy Ride with a small local team which included Inspector Robert Vergano, joining more than 100 police officers and family members. His motivation stemmed from the tragic death of fellow officer Morgan Hill. “Morgan was a colleague of mine in Sydney who sadly took his own life as a result of PTSD,” Constable Lawrence said. ~ Nicolas Jungfer, The Daily Advertiser
Well done to the riders and all who contributed. There are so many families supported by NSWPL and this will go a long way to making so many lives a little easier after losing a member of their family who swore to serve and protect. ~ Hawkesbury Gazette
She (Chief Inspector Tracy Stone), is now the highest ranked female officer at the Penrith local area command, having come across from St Marys LAC a year ago. “As a mother it is important that my kids are looked after should anything unfortunate happen during my career,” Insp Stone said. “The ride is an easy way to raise awareness for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and the families they have left behind. The funding assists with the essentials in life: schooling, living and the odd adventure.” ~ Isabell Petrinic, Penrith Press
Inspector Alison Brennan at the Yass Police Station and Paul Lloyd, emergency-management officer of southern NSW, hosted a barbecue fundraiser at Yass Woolworths on Saturday 8 April. … Both officers will tackle the ride. “I’ve been in cardio training for the past four weeks and have lost about 4.5 kilos,” Mr Lloyd said. Ms Brennan, recently appointed inspector at Yass Police Station, has been training on her indoor cycling machine. ~ Toby Vue, Yass Tribune