After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, more than 650 NSW Police riders will join their colleagues from across the country for the annual Wall to Wall: Ride for Remembrance
This charity ride commenced in 2009 and is a police memorial motorbike ride that commemorates the service and sacrifices of fallen Australian police, raises funds in support of their families and promotes motorcycle safety.
Riders start at their jurisdictions’ dedicated place of remembrance and reflection and make their way to the National Capital, before making a final gesture of police solidarity and remembrance in one large group ride to the National Police Memorial.
The ride departed The Domain at 8.30am today (Saturday 17 September 2022), and consisted of serving and retired police members, sworn and unsworn, and other friends, family and proud supporters of police.
The NSW contingent will travel from the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance in Sydney to the National Police Memorial in Canberra, where they will participate in a service to honour those who have fallen.
After departing The Domain, the riders will be escorted along the Cahill Expressway and over the Sydney Harbour Bridge before travelling along the M2, M7 and Hume Highway.
As the group travels south along the Hume Highway, riders who commenced their journey from Kiama and Dubbo will join the contingent.
NSW Police Force Commissioner Karen Webb said the ride is an opportunity to honour those officers who have lost their lives and show support to the families that they have left behind.
“Wall to Wall is an important event for police around Australia to honour those colleagues who have lost their lives,” Commissioner Webb said.
“The Ride commemorates the service and sacrifice of officers who have died in the line of duty, and also those who have died from non-work-related incidents.
“Coming together for this event is a way of showing our police solidarity and support by raising much needed funds to help ease the burden of families and loved ones left to pick up the pieces.”
All funds raised during the Wall to Wall Ride by the NSW contingent will go toward NSW Police Legacy.
NSW Police Legacy provides care and support to more than 20,000 serving and retired police officers and their families during times of tragedy and need.
For more information about NSW Police Legacy visit: www.policelegacynsw.org.au.
Further details on the ride and its history can be found at: www.walltowallride.com