A Bunbury accountant is on his way across the country on a motorbike to raise money for fallen police officers.
BHR Papalia director Hugh McDonnell set off from Bunbury on Friday afternoon to join four other committed Western Australian motorcyclists on an epic 5000 kilometre trip to Canberra.
The five riders left Perth on Saturday bound for the Nullarbor. They will roll into Canberra and the National Police Memorial this weekend to help commemorate police officers killed in the line of duty.
Riding a Ducati Multistrada 1200 twin, Mr McDonnell said he was looking forward to getting out on the open road for a good cause, having already raised close to $5,000.
The Wall to Wall Ride was created by two police officers in 2009 as a special tribute to honour the service and sacrifices of law enforcement officers killed in service.
The ride was supported by WA Police Commissioner and keen motorcyclist Karl O’Callaghan.
With the National Police Memorial in Canberra as a focal point and highlighting the positive image of police in the promotion of motorcycle safety and awareness, the Wall to Wall Ride has now become a much anticipated annual charity event in commemoration of the service and sacrifice of our police and for each of the state’s to raise much needed funds in support of their police charity organisations.
It’s not the first time Mr McDonnell has participated in charity rides. Only two months ago he headed to Mongolia and Siberia for a 3000 kilometre journey on a Yamaha 125 to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia.