Forty bikes, forty police officers and staff, 400 miles and just four days. Put it all together and you have the latest challenge which has just been completed by the ‘Bobby on a Bike’ team.
‘Bobby on a Bike’ is run by Suffolk Constabulary dog handler PC Neil Smith and sees officers and staff from the force taking on cycling challenges for charity.
In 2013 it raised over £15,000 for ‘Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association’ (SSAFA) and to date, has raised over £110,000.
This week the team of 40 cycled from Aldeburgh to Borth on the mid-coast of Wales, the equivalent of 400 miles. It’s the seventh May ride and is often claimed, by those who take on the challenge, to be one of the toughest multi-day rides in the UK.
The team was made up of officers and staff from forces including Devon & Cornwall, Greater Manchester, Lincolnshire and British Transport Police and even the Deputy Chief Constable from South Wales Police.
The event startsed in Aldeburgh on Sunday heading to Cambridge, continuing to Stratford Upon Avon through to the Brecon Beaconsthen across the breadth of Wales to Borth, just north of Aberystwyth on the coast on Wednesday.