Epic ride to help charity
Mates gear up for trek to aid Police Legacy
TWO longtime mates from McCarthy Catholic College will get peddling for NSW Police Legacy this month, when they tackle the gruelling 300km Remembrance Bicycle Ride.
Chief Inspector Tracy Stone and Chief Inspector Stuart Davis, from the Penrith and Hawkesbury police commands, first met as students more than 20 years ago.
“We did do the same legal studies class together, but we didn’t expect we’d actually use it,” Insp Stone laughed.
She is now the highestranked female officer at the Penrith Local Area Command, having come from St Marys LAC a year ago.
“As a mother, it is important that my kids are looked after should anything unfortunate happen during my career,” Insp Stone said.
“The ride is an easy way to raise awareness for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and the families they have left behind.
“The funding assists with schooling, living and the odd adventure.”
She has been regularly riding on the M7 Motorway, and at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, to train for the upcoming ride.
Insp Davis said the ride was “a great way to give a bit back and raise some money at the same time”.
The pair will be riding as part of Team Hawkesbury, which has set a goal of raising $5000 for Police Legacy.
The NSW Police Force charity supports more than 20,000 serving and retired police officers, and their families, in times of need.
Visit 2017remembrance bikeride.gofundraise.com. au to donate.
Chief Inspectors Stuart Davis and Tracy Stone will be riding as part of The Hawkesbury Team. Picture: Simon Bullard