It's all uphill - but for a good cause
It might be an uphill struggle, but Sergeant Wayne Byram is determined to blitz both the 125km cross-country mountain bike race known as SEVEN and the fundraising target he has set in support of WA Police Legacy.
The bike ride is designed to be challenging, being made up of seven sectors with 3,400m of elevation - so 54.7km of riding is uphill. Sgt Byram will join close to 1,000 other entrants as they take on the hills around Nannup, Bridgetown and Donnybrook on 15 May.
In addition to the personal challenge of completing the race, Sgt Byram has another important motivation. “I’ve attended three WA Police Legacy camps and seen firsthand some of the incredible work being done,” he said. “I’m passionate about the organisation and have been doing what I can in recent years to support the ongoing care being provided to families who have experienced the loss of a police officer.
“I’ve started a GoFundMe page and would be grateful for any donations towards my $3,000 goal. If I can surpass that figure even better. Please join me in making a difference by supporting my fundraising for WA Police Legacy.”