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Officers raise more than £5000 for COPS in charity bike ride

July 30, 2018

Police officers who took to their bikes to take part in a charity bike ride last weekend have raised more than £5,000.

Eight officers and a retired colleague took part in the Police Unity Tour, a 180 mile ride from London to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire in order to raise money for Care of Police Survivors (COPS), a UK charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives while on duty.

Each cyclist rode in memory of a UK police officer killed in the line of duty.

The team from Northamptonshire joined colleagues from across the UK to take part in the three day ride and encountered searing heat and thunderstorms along the way.

As part of the event more than 100 riders stopped off at Towcester Police Station on Saturday morning for a well-earned cup of tea and piece of cake.

The ride ended at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Sunday (July 29) when a service of remembrance took place.

‎Northamptonshire Police officers taking part in the ride included Assistant Chief Constable James Andronov, Superintendent Chris Hillery, Inspector Jon Lloyd, Sergeants Simon Randall and Rachel Grey, PCs Rob Stevens, Steve Haycroft, Lucy Sculthorpe and retired officer Neil Cowley.

So far the Northants team have raised more than £5,000 for COPS with donations still being received. If you would like to donate, please click here.

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