Wall to Wall Remembrance Ride winner announced
This year marked the 13th annual W2W ride and the winner of the MT-07LA was announced as Craig MacKenzie, a serving police officer from Inala in Queensland. Craig picked up his bike from Jimboomba Star dealer Matthew Edwards.
The W2W ride, which serves to remember fallen police officers, attracted 1985 registered riders and pillions this year and the MT-07LA helped raise a total of $168,074.68. The Board of the National Police Memorial announced that all these funds will go to the chosen legacies of those who registered. A total of 4328 raffle tickets were sold.
For those interested in joining, the 2023 ride is scheduled for Saturday 16 September. Registrations are anticipated to open by April 2023. Did you know there is also an ADV ride from Sydney to Canberra in support of W2W? The event is now in its seventh year and is run by RideADV from 13 to 17 Sept. Visit https://www.rideadv.com.au/events/ for more details.
What is the Wall to Wall?
W2W Ride commemorates the sacrifice of our police and helps raise much needed funds in support of various police charity organisations. Organisers Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy from the NSW Police Force and Inspector Brian Rix of the Victorian Police – both keen motorcyclists - were motivated by an American police motorcycle and charity event held in Austin, Texas. Known as the Ride for the Fallen, the ride is a special tribute that honours the service and sacrifices of the many law enforcement officers killed in the service of Texas. The plan hatched back in 2009 was to ride to the National Police Memorial to highlight the positive image of police and to promote motorcycle safety. The ride has now become a much-anticipated annual charity event.