The Memorial Ride assembled in Midland with some riders travelling 200 kilometres from Bunbury to attend. There was a coffee van in the car park that was very popular, and a few wandered over to Macca’s for a free pensioner coffee.
The ride up Greenmount Hill was spectacular, with bikes snaking around the corners and disappearing into the distance. It was a beautiful sunny day and the spring flowering freesias perfumed the air, a great day for a ride!
The tranquil setting next to Lake Leschenaultia was shaken to life, as 200 bikes cruised into the car parks. Kids climbed off the swings and raced over to the roadside to watch the procession come to a halt near the Ulysses Memorial Plaque.
The short service present by Warnbro president Lee was well received, and two memorials to Jack Lewin were read out, one from Stephen Dearnley, and one from John Miller. These were read by Alf Bridle and myself.
Most of the branches stayed on for lunch this year, it was good to catch up with friends we haven’t seen for a while. Thankyou to the organizers and those that made the effort to attend. It was a great day!