Wall 2 Wall – Satellite Ride 17-18 September 2021
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Wall to Wall 2021 was unfortunately struck down by that Covid pandemic once again. That however did not take away from the numbers of NT riders that registered for the 2021 event. The fund raising conducted by the NT Long Riders goes towards NT Police Legacy.
R/Sgt Tom Chalk and Retired member Bob Pedersen did a truck load of work down in Mataranka and Katherine and they alone contributed approximately $10,000 straight to NT Police Legacy.
The NT Long Riders did an overnight rider again for 2021, this year out to Adelaide River for the night after a blessing at the NT Police Memorial Wall and stop at Huey’s memorial.
Throughout the evening and the tall stories Big O (Sgt Owen Blackwell) conducted a fine session for some of the NT Long Riders passed indiscretions and new ones committed, this total was exactly $303. This amount was fitting given that we were staying at the 303 Bar at the Adelaide River Inn… Freaky, but that total did not stay for long as a rider who did not make the overnight spot coughed his outstanding fines at lunch on the return leg and a total of $403 was handed over to NT Police Legacy for the weekend. The Baton holder for 2021 was retired member Scott “Pumba” Manley.
2022 is all ready being planned, so if your keen save the dates, (ie: apply for gazetted leave) the NT Long Riders will be leaving Darwin on 8 September 2022 for the national service on 17 September. If we are still in a state of Covid there will be an alternate run to the Rock for those looking to ride.
Written by Steve Langdon; NT Long Riders and NT Police Association.