Collie Police Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar to conquer WA Police Legacy Bike Ride

Cycle buddy: Collie Police Officer in Charge Heath Soutar will take on the WA Police Legacy Karratha to Broome Bike Ride next month. Photo: Collie Mail.

Cycle buddy: Collie Police Officer in Charge Heath Soutar will take on the WA Police Legacy Karratha to Broome Bike Ride next month. Photo: Collie Mail.

Collie Police Officer in Charge Heath Soutar will embark upon a quest to raise much-needed funds for a noble cause.

The Senior Sergeant has signed up for the 26th WA Police Legacy Karratha to Broome Bike Ride, to be held from August 14 to 18.

Bunbury Detective Sergeant Gary Simpson and Manjimup Officer in Charge Isaac Rinaudo will be along for the ride.

Snr. Sgt Soutar and Det. Sgt. Simpson previously worked together in Laverton.

Featuring police representatives from around the state, the ride involves an 860-kilometre, non-stop marathon relay. Each team will complete around 430km.

After the final day of riding, participants will come together in Broome to carry out more fundraising efforts.

This year will mark Snr. Sgt. Soutar's third Police Legacy ride.

The Officer in Charge raised funds last year, but was forced to drop out of the ride due to injury.

In-training prior to next month's event, he said he was looking forward to the experience.

"There's nothing better than riding through Broome, finishing up at Cable Beach, and then getting off the bike," he said.

"All funds raised go to WA Police Legacy, which is a really great charity."

Snr. Sgt. Soutar encouraged Collie community members and businesses to donate.

"The charity supports the families of police officers who have died. It's a very worthy cause. Many police officers contribute to it out of their pay," he said.

"There are a lot of children and families out there whom rely on Police Legacy funding. I enjoy taking part in the event as well as raising money for the organisation.

"Last year, a couple of local community members came in and provided cash donations. That really felt amazing."

Looking to raise at least $1000, Snr. Sgt. Soutar and Collie Police will hold a wood raffle in town later this month.

Those interested in making a donation can visit the Collie Police Station, call the station on 9734 6333, or head to policelegacywa.org.au/index.html