Legacy ride photo
 
 
From the Karratha Police Station to the white sands of Cable Beach and a few hundred kilometres in between, a group of police officers are getting ready for the annual Karratha to Broome Bike Ride, kicking off on Wednesday, August 12.
 
The event, now in its 26th year, raises funds for WA Police Legacy.
 
Rider and event organiser Roebourne Police Station OIC Mark Barratt said the continuous ride will be done in two teams as a relay style. 
 
 “The aim is to raise funds and awareness for WA Police Legacy and the amazing work they do,” he said.
 
“Every year, we put a call out for riders to register. This year has been a bit more difficult due to COVID but it’s really great that we have 21 riders signed up and ready to go on Wednesday.” 
 
Mark has been involved in the ride for the past five years and said the support it receives is always overwhelming.
 
“The support from the local community in Karratha has been absolutely wonderful and this year is no different, from the sponsors to the riders,” he said. 
 
“The aim is for each rider to raise $1000 for WA Police Legacy however they like, through GoFundMe, raffles, stalls or quiz nights.” 
 
This year, police officers from Roebourne, Karratha Detectives and Perth are taking part in the ride.
 
Mark said they were hoping to raise $30,000 for WA Police Legacy, a deserving cause close to his heart. 
 
“WA Police Legacy don’t just provide financial contributions, they provide so much more. For example the officers killed in the Newman plane crash, their families have been supported and helped along their journey,” he said. 
 
“When we lose a police officer, WA Police Legacy are a part of that journey. They assist financially with things like scholarships and they provide mental and emotional support.
 
“It’s a very special cause, I think it’s important for all of us to know the fantastic work they do. 
 
“We are all one big blue family, we don’t know when or if we or our families might need that support from Legacy so it’s important to support them.” 
 
Mark said while it’s too late to register for this year’s bike ride, he encourages people to support the event, donate or sign up for 2021.
 
He said the event wouldn’t be made possible without the support from sponsors, support teams, volunteers and participants. 
 
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