For those of us who ride motorcycles (whatever type), yesterday was the first Ride of Rememberance which was put together by Robbo’s Harley Davidson at Fyschwick. Despite the weather, about 200 enthusiasts turned up to commemorate those motorcycle riders who have been killed in accidents (9 this year alone I think). It was also an ‘awareness ride’ for motorists generally. Media attendance was also encouraging and the ACT Police provided great support for the riders.
It started from Old Parliament House, rode to the Woden roundabout, back into Civic and from there down Canberra Avenue to finish at Robbo’s store. The ride finished with a great service held by the Vietnam Vet’s Chaplin as well as the Last Post being played for the fallen servicemen and woman in our current conflicts.
It was a great day, with congratulations to the organisors for their efforts and to the Vietnam Vet’s and Canberra HOG Chapter for their numbers in attendance and support. A special mention to the Vet’s MC for their wonderful interaction with everyone there at the event (making a truly social event) – it was a pleasure having met and rode with them.
This will hopefully be an annual event now and I really encourage those who ride (and those that don’t for that matter) to come along next year for what is a worthwhile family event. (BBQ at Robbo’s shop at the end makes it a really social day).
Congratulations to all concerned for the event – and condolences to those who have lost family or friends on the roads.