QLD W2W Ride update
The National Committee met yesterday. Queensland and other States / Territory will not be travelling to Canberra this year.
Attending the Canberra Ceremony is by invitation only as per last year and will be live streamed as per last year.
We are ensuring the Qld Baton is transported though, to remember our tragic loss this year.
A QLD alternate Satellite ride is planned – similar to last year with EMERALD as the final Saturday 18th Sept destination.
Early thanks and gratitude to OIC D’Bay, Jason Higgs, OIC Blackwater, Matt Dux, and OIC Emerald, Peter McFarlane who are commencing logistical planning to receive and host us.
Please remain flexible, understanding and fluid as the route unfolds. As you may appreciate, there is a fair bit of logistical prep required at each waypoint.
At this time –
- Wednesday, 15th Sept – 10am – Baton Ceremony is still going ahead at this time – Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Alice Street Brisbane
- Thursday, 16th Sept – 9am Meet at Deception Bay Police Station – BBQ / Coffee / Chaplain – short remembrance ceremony – to then commence ride.
- Thursday night – accommodation of your choice.
- Friday 17th Sep – 6pm – Friday night meet – The Hotels Settlers Pub, Biloela, prior to 6pm for a few ales and steak.
Note – On the Thursday, Friday or Sunday Lunch times – Gary McCoy of McCoys café, Cooyar offers – Offer forthcoming
Saturday 18th –
- 2.00pm – meet at the Blackwater Weir (Bedford Weir) for a short ceremony to remember fallen police from 1867 – officers Power and Cahill – https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/rockhampton/2013/07/19/memorial-for-officers-double-murder-two-constables-killed-1867/
- Be there at 1.30pm.
- 4.00pm – meet at Emerald Police Station Social club area for the 4pm Facebook live stream of the invitation only Canberra Ceremony.
- Be there by 3.30pm.
More details on Deception Bay meet (9am) and Blackwater (2pm) / Emerald (4pm) meet are forthcoming but commence to book accommodation as you see fit.
Any cancellations will be relayed as they come to hand, but the above is the contingency route and details at this time.
Baton Ceremony Timings –
Queensland State Police Memorial – Botanical Gardens Brisbane – Wednesday – 15th September 2021, 10.00am
- 0800 – 0930 Participant riders and guests arrive and park along the south eastern kerb of Alice Street in the designated parking area (bus zone) – maps forthcoming.
- 1000 – 1030 Official Ceremony conducted at the Police Memorial, City Botanical Gardens.
- 1030 – 1100 Riders and guests return to parked motorcycles.
Any updates , changes, issues will be emailed out accordingly and as they occur to assist you in planning your attendance this year.
COVID – Protect others and stop the spread – you must:
Note: download the Covid contact tracing (Check in QLD) QR code
- practice good hygiene
- practice physical distancing
- follow the limits for public gatherings
- understand how to isolate if you need to
Any queries, contact Andrew Frick email (Frick.AndrewD@police.qld.gov.au)