Cycling to remember fallen colleagues

A three-day memorial ride involving 60 police cycling for their fallen colleagues will conclude in Melbourne today.

The Ride to the Wall event – which raises money for Victoria Police Legacy – sees riders make the 360km journey from Sale to the Victoria Police Memorial on St Kilda Road.

They will there join a special service to remember police killed in the line of duty.

It will include senior members of the force along with representatives from police legacy, the Blue Ribbon Foundation and the police pipe band.

The ride began on Friday with participants travelling from Sale via Yarram and Warragul and then on to Melbourne.

Those taking part include members of the Victoria Police Cycling Club.

It’s the 9th year the event has been held, raising more than $140,000 to support the work of Victoria Police Legacy in helping police members and their families who have lost a loved one.

To donate to the ride and learn more about Victoria Police Legacy visit

Quotes attributable to Acting Commander Michael Cruse:

“This event is an extraordinary display of how the police family always comes together.

“I know passion, pride and a steadfast resolve to honour our fallen police has been powering these riders every kilometre of the way.

“Not only are they raising vital money for Victoria Police Legacy but shining a light on the work this extraordinary organisation does in supporting our police family.”

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