Robert Rohrer (right), president of the Abbotsford Legion, presents a $5,000 cheque to Yves Ouellet of the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay. (Submitted photo)

Robert Rohrer (right), president of the Abbotsford Legion, presents a $5,000 cheque to Yves Ouellet of the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay. (Submitted photo)

World’s longest motorcycle relay makes stop in Abbotsford

Royal Canadian Legion branch donates $5,000 to Military Police Fund for Blind Children

The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay stopped in Abbotsford on July 29 and received a $5,000 donation from the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

The donation was made to rider Yves Ouellet from legion branch president Robert Rohrer.

In turn, the riders presented the legion with a plaque in appreciation of their efforts.

This is the 10th anniversary of the relay, and the riders have been making a stop at the legion for the past five years.

This was the first time they had an RCMP escort.

The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay is the world’s longest annual motorcycle relay and has raised more than $500,000 on behalf of the Military Police Fund for Blind Children and other charities since its inception in 2009.

The motorcyclists travel across Canada, with some dropping off along the way, while others join the group.

The ride began in Victoria on July 27 and ends in St. John’s, N.L., on Aug. 24.