A cross-country mountain bike race that was so gruelling some riders had to be taken away in an ambulance was still no match for this South West cop, who even finished the challenge by foot when his chain snapped in the last stretch. A cacophony of madness, suffering and euphoria is how Sgt Wayne Byram described the 125km mountain bike race, known as SEVEN, which raises funds for Police Legacy — a charity supporting police widows and their children. Rolling through the hills of Nannup, Bridgetown and Donnybrook reaching an elevation of 3400m, the race saw 612 riders from across the State compete, with only 546 making it across the finish line because of the tough conditions. Facing mechanical issues in the last 6km of the trek Sgt Byram — an avid cyclist and no stranger to endurance training having competed in numerous triathlons and marathons — was forced to run through the finish after his chain broke. “The event was incredible, I saw a few riders either tap-out or end up in ambulances,” he said. “I had mechanical issues 82km in, I lost my two lowest gears affecting my climbing ability. “My chain finally snapped at 119km which meant I had to run with the bike for the last 6km, but after nearly 10 hours in the saddle a 6km run is quite pleasant.” Having prepared for the race earlier in the year by completing 150km a week in March and 250km a week by the end of April, Sgt Byram previously told the Harvey-Waroona Reporter that it was worth it knowing the money was going to a good cause. “Sometimes trying to find the motivation to get up and train is not always easy but doing it for a charity as worthy as Police Legacy WA — it really does give me the extra gee-up to get up and get active,” he said in a March interview. With a modest goal of $3000 Sgt Byram raised a total of $4391 for police legacy through a gofundme page, with donations still open.