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Paul Margetts to lead annual Grampians Ride To Remember

HONOUR: Wimmera Superintendent Paul Margetts, centre, is the Grampians Ride to Remember 2019 patron. He is pictured with, from left, Grampians Ride to Remember chairman Dean Pinniger,  sub-committee members John Hunt and Simon Clayfield and policemen Paul Bertoncello, Shaun Allen and Phil Clark.

HONOUR: Wimmera Superintendent Paul Margetts, centre, is the Grampians Ride to Remember 2019 patron. He is pictured with, from left, Grampians Ride to Remember chairman Dean Pinniger,
sub-committee members John Hunt and Simon Clayfield and policemen Paul Bertoncello, Shaun Allen and Phil Clark.

Wimmera Superintendent Paul Margetts will lead the 11th annual Grampians Ride to Remember next month.
Supt Margetts, a long time motorcycle enthusiast and supporter of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation and annual ride, was announced the 2019 event patron.
Supt Margetts said he felt privileged to have been asked and had accepted the role with great pride.
“I have been personally touched by the loss of friends and colleagues who have died while motorcycle riding and am acutely aware of the vulnerability of motorcyclists as a road user group,” he said.
“I am very focused towards preventing road deaths and serious injuries.
“It pleases me greatly that one of the objectives of the Grampians Ride to Remember is about raising awareness of safe motorcycling.”
The Grampians Ride to Remember honours police who have been killed in the line of duty, while also raising money for important causes including vital medical facilities and equipment for East Grampians Health Service’s Ararat Hospital.
Organisers are expecting up to 500 riders and pillions from across Victoria and interstate to take part in the Grampians ride on February 3.
The 173km ride will depart from Barkly Street, Ararat, and travel on sealed roads along the fringes of Grampians National Park, Ararat Rural City and parts of Pyrenees Shire. The route will take in the towns of Willaura, Wickliffe, Lake Bolac, Streatham and Buangor, then back to Ararat via Warrak for a barbecue in Alexandra Gardens.
The event is organised by a subcommittee comprising motorcycle enthusiasts, police officers, representatives from Ararat Rural City, Ararat Lions Club and community volunteers, together with Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat branch members.

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