Off they go to Broome
Last Thursday morning the Karratha Police started their 30-hour bike ride from Karratha to Broome to raise money for Police Legacy.
There are currently 309 widows, one widower and 41 children under 20 years of age being supported by WA Police Legacy.
The bike ride is a non-stop, relay ride to Broome, where they arrived on Friday.
There were 60 people on the ride, forty riders and twenty volunteers.
Everyone trained for the event, although as Karratha Police constable Jackie Newby said, ‘all the training can not prepare us for a non-stop relay ride to Broome’.
“We are all very anxious to get going and hope that we can all push out the kilometres to get our personal best,” Ms Newby said before the ride.
“Some crazy riders will be trying to complete the entire 440 kilometres.
“I think I will aim for 200 kilometres.
“We have lots of people to thank for making this ride possible.”
Tom Price, a mechanical engineer at Rio Tinto, who was also taking part in the ride said he has always been into cycling and triathlons so why not raise money doing it.
“I’m really excited to start and I think when we get to Broome we will feel like we have accomplished something,” he said.
Stay tuned for next week when we catch up with the riders and volunteers.