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Patriots Australia

Patriots Australia Riverina Chapter ride across the Riverina for charity

Patriots Australia Riverina Chapter ride across the Riverina for charity

It didn’t take a lot of arm twisting to convince a band of burly blokes to help a little girl in need.

More than 40 motorbike enthusiasts rode across the Riverina for a charity Poker Run on Saturday, raising money for three-year-old Mia Stewart. 

Mia has a congenital deficiency that saw her born with a severely underdeveloped left him and femur. Her family have since been fundraising to receive life-changing surgery in the United States.

It is the second time the military motorcycle club, Patriots Riverina, have geared up to support residents in need, having come to the aid of fellow former ex-serviceman Brad Fewson in 2015.

Club secretary and former soldier David Webster said Mia’s Big Adventure was one of three charities that would share the funds from this year’s ride. 

The former infantry soldier said supporting veterans’ mental health was something he and fellow club members felt strongly about. 


“We’re all past or serving military members, so Solider On is sort of an automatic, but it’s not only military personnel that suffer PTSD ... so we chose Police Legacy as well,” he said. 

“Because those charities are face-less, we chose Mia as well.”

It follows the death of another Australian soldier, who took his own life this week, bringing the heartbreaking total number of suicides to 75 this year. 

It is the driving force behind the group’s decision to support Soldier On. 

“Our government is not doing enough for soldiers in distress,” Mr Webster said. 

“Our former soldiers are living homeless on the streets and the government is donating millions and millions to other things.”

Club president Lee Mottee said members did what they could to support their “brothers in arms”. 

More than 30 motorcycles roared through the rain across Wagga, Junee, Coota, Gundagai and Tarcutta on Saturday, raising hundreds for the three causes. 

Club president Lee Mottee said participant numbers were not as high as hoped, but the rain did not dampened the spirit of the poker run, nor the show and shine that followed. 

“We’re all wet but we’re all happy,” Mr Mottee said. “We’re hoping to raise more money as the night goes on.”

Full article can be viewed here.

General News

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You can find the registration form in the General Documents section of Members Downloads. *UPDATE* NAGM Brochures now added!
29 Jan 19
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Members attending please find the registration form and high res flyer in the General Documents section of Members Downloads.
08 Aug 18
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Chapter News

09 Sep 18
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PATC helped kick off Townsville Legacy week with our dontation of $10,000. This would not be possible without the support of the motorcycling and local communities and busineses. FFBFL PFFP
30 Jul 18
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In mid June, Daisy was contacted by the RSL WA for the Club to help Glen Swift ride from Perth to Sydney to raise the awareness for our “Young Heroes”.  Barwon Chapter jumped at the chance to show the colours when he rode through Dubbo.
25 Jul 18
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Posted by: deaks
The presentation by the Riverina Chapter, of our donations to the Blanket Drive that is being run by Sisters Housing Enterprises Inc Wagga.

Probationary Chapters

Proposed new Chapters are required to have a minimum number of Members (7), an Application for a new Chapter will only be processed where the minimal number of Members has been achieved. Members may be drawn from any existing Chapter or Chapter nominees to be made up after the Chapter is formed. During the probationary period they cannot mentor new Probationary Chapters. They must also prove that they can abide by the rules and ethos of the Club prior to being granted their Charter (Nat Constitution 15).


There has been keen interest from ex Military motorcyclists to re-establish the Tasmanian Chapter of PAMMC. If you are an Ex Patriot & had to resign when the old Chapter closed down, here is an opportunity to rejoin & experience the camaraderie you enjoyed before. Please contact the National Secretary at natsec01@patriots-australia.com for further details.

About Us

The Patriots are a motorcycle club for regular, reserve and ex-serving members of the defence force (Army, Navy and Air Force) Patriots Australia has been around since 1993 and were established because at one time or another, most of us would have liked to join an established club, but found that due to constant postings, this became difficult to achieve.

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