Ride a salute to fallen

Alexander ScottPilbara News
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Bikers from around the region took to Karratha’s roads in honour of motorcycle comrades who have died over the years.

The Fallen Riders run is the biggest event held by the Karratha Bikers Association, which this year also marked the 25th anniversary of group stalwart Tony Lawrence’s passing.

The ride kicked off from the Karratha Tavern at 1.30pm on Saturday with bikies heading to the cemetery before a 160km return to the Tom Price Road for a sausage sizzle.

KBA president Matt Peters said it was the big ride the club did each year.

“This one especially, it’s the 25th anniversary of Tony Lawrence passing, and it has a lot of significance for the club,” he said.

Mr Peters said Mr Lawrence helped get the club off the ground and was a mate to many riders.

He said members took part because of the importance of the ride and the Karratha Tavern also got behind the event.

“The tavern has put on some burgers with Tony’s name,” he said.

“It’s excellent to have the public support, and it goes a long way.”

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