Ride Against Domestic Violence stop in Fremantle

Ride Against Domestic Violence stop in Fremantle

The third annual Ride Against Domestic Violence passed through Fremantle on Sunday. 

Local Member and Minister for the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Simone McGurk, welcomed the riders for a brief refreshments stop which was kindly funded by DethridgeGroves Real Estate.

The race stretches over 250 km from Busselton to Parliament House, Perth. The race included nine teams of four riders each, including leading Perth business people; employee representatives; union officials and politicians including the Deputy Premier, Hon. Roger Cook MLA.

The riders cycled through heavy wind and rain on Saturday. Thankfully, the conditions were slightly more clement for the second day of the race on Sunday, 27th May, when the riders stopped at the Fremantle Esplanade.

The Minister thanked all participants and supporters, “there is no doubt that the impact of violence against women and children is one of the most serious challenges facing our communities. I thank all the riders, volunteers and women’s refuges visited along the way for their work in promoting a culture of respect for women, and for supporting those experiencing family and domestic violence.”