RRT volunteers across New South Wales united to support the 2022 Pollie Pedal, serving politicians and cycling enthusiasts tackling the 1,000 kilometre cycle to raise funds for Soldier On.
RRT volunteers from Canberra, Goulburn, Orange, Cowra, Young and Wagga Wagga supported the riders by providing a delicious breakfast to help fuel those participating, with special guests including former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and Angus Taylor MP.
For 23 years, the annual Pollie Pedal event has seen participants ride over 22,000 kilometres to help raise funds for charities whilst also giving regional NSW communities opportunities to meet members of parliament.
Raising over $7 million for organisations such as Carers Australia and the Ronald McDonald House, this year Pollie Pedal is raising funds for Soldier On who support serving and ex-serving veterans.
“It’s been a great event and RRT has been very happy to support the 23rd Pollie Pedal. Our team of about 12 volunteers have been up early every day to help the pollies get the coffee and carbs they need to start the morning on the right note. It has all been done in a great spirit!”
RRT Australian Operations Manager Mick Dunn said.
Watch the video to see the impact RRT has on the wider community.
RRT volunteers feel humbled to support this year’s efforts, and to serve members of the defence personnel, veterans and their families and encourage them to reconnect with themselves and each other through activities to help build a stronger community.