Epic ride to help char­ity

Mates gear up for trek to aid Po­lice Legacy

Penrith Press - - NEWS - Is­abell Petrinic

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

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