Oxley police, highway patrol officers set off on Wall to Wall Remembrance Ride

Ready to ride: The Oxley police and highway patrol officers from Tamworth make a quick pit-stop before leaving town for the Wall to Wall ride.
Ready to ride: The Oxley police and highway patrol officers from Tamworth make a quick pit-stop before leaving town for the Wall to Wall ride.

A GROUP of local police have had a ride of a different kid, taking part in the NSW Police Wall to Wall Remembrance Ride in honour of their fallen colleague.

The boys in blue from Oxley police and the Western Highway Patrol unit in Tamworth traded the uniform for the leather and jumped on motorbikes on Friday for the trek to Canberra, via Sydney.

The annual charity motorbike ride saw more than 2000 riders from NSW and Queensland travel from the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance to the National Police Memorial.

The local boys did the ride in honour of slain officer, Senior Constable David Rixon who was murdered while on a routine traffic stop in Tamworth in 2012.

The ride aims to commemorate the service and sacrifice of fallen officers and raise funds for their families.