Riders get on their bikes for Legacy

Carly Laden and Alicia PereraBroome Advertiser
The WA Police Legacy Bike Riders and support crew celebrate finishing their 840km journey.
Camera IconThe WA Police Legacy Bike Riders and support crew celebrate finishing their 840km journey. Credit: Carly Laden

It was a long and gruelling journey, but a team of more than 30 police officers and community members from across WA successfully rode their bicycles between Karratha and Broome in the name of charity.

The annual WA Police Legacy Karratha to Broome bike ride saw riders travel 840km, along with a support crew, to raise money for the widows, widowers and children supported by WA Police Legacy.

The team began their journey at Karratha Police Station at 7am on Wednesday, August 14 and rode in alternating shifts to complete the non-stop journey.

Headwinds seemed to work in their favour when they arrived in Broome at 12.30pm the next day, shaving three hours off their time last year. WA Police Legacy manager Jill Willoughby said this year’s was one of the fastest rides there had been.

“I’ve been in quite a few of these rides and this is certainly one of the fastest we’ve ever had so I am just amazed at everyone’s efforts,” she said.

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“The Karratha to Broome bike ride is usually an amazing fundraiser for us because so much money is raised every year through rides like this and Police Legacy balls across the State. We tend to find the regional fundraising is far better than fundraising in the metro area because the communities really get behind it and the community spirit is what makes things like this a huge success.

“It brings everyone together so it’s a win-win for us as well as the community.”

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