London calling for last few spots on Police Unity Tour

Posted on March 3, 2016 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

Unity Tour arrives

THE UK Police Unity Tour is looking for a final few members of the Police Family to join its London chapter for the annual bike ride in aid of Care of Police Survivors.

This year the tour has rides starting in Norfolk, Leicestershire, Scotland and Wales, all concluding at the COPS Service of Remembrance at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire on Sunday 31 July. There are some places left on the London ride – beginning on 29 July – which organisers would like to fill.

Ch Supt Rob Atkin, who organises the Police Unity Tour, said: “The tour provides a unique opportunity for officers and survivors to ride side by side in memory of their family members and colleagues.

“It is an opportunity for all those that work in policing or indeed family members to show their appreciation for our colleagues that have lost their life whilst undertaking their duty.”

Each officer rides in memory of a fellow officer killed on duty – wearing a wrist band bearing their name on. This is then passed on to a surviving family member at the conclusion of the COPS Service of Remembrance.

Each person taking part in the tour undertakes to raise £400 for the charity – with a £125 registration fee, which covers all hotels, ride shirts and food on route.

Ch Supt Atkin adds: “COPS directly supports family members left behind after a death on duty. Sadly, we are reminded too often of the sacrifice officers make across the country and indeed the world in protecting the freedom of others.

“Over three years, the UK Police Unity Tour has raised more than £130,000.

“However, the tour is much more than just raising funds. It is a chance to collectively ride in memory of fallen officers, to show that we as the police service will never forget officers’ sacrifice, will raise awareness in communities and show family members that we care.”

If you fancy a challenge and are up for taking part, please visit http://www.ukpoliceunitytour.org/get-involved.html and register your interest.

 

 

 

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