27 Jul 2017

Over 20 intrepid cyclists from Powys, Pembrokeshire and HQ, including Assistant Chief Constable Liane James, will join other forces and cycle a 200 mile ride over 3 days in memory of fallen colleagues and to raise vital funds for Care Of Police Survivors tomorrow (Friday July 28).The UK Police Unity Tour is an annual cycle ride from the National Police Memorial (London) to the National Arboretum (Staffordshire) in aid of raising funds for Care of Police Survivors (COPS).

They will cycle along a route through the Midlands to join other national ‘Chapters’ on Saturday afternoon followed by a meeting with family members.  The three day challenge will culminate with a service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Lichfield, Staffordshire where they will gather for a memorial service with the families, friends and colleagues of fallen officers.

In the lead up and in order to raise money a number of activities have been held in Dyfed-Powys Police divisions which include:

  • Powys Officers took part in a turbo ride at Tesco, Llandrindod Wells on Saturday, July 15th

  • A quiz at Haverfordwest Cricket Club on Wednesday 26th July

  • Powys Officers rode from Brecon/Builth Wells to HQ and back on Thursday July 20th. This was a 100 mile round trip, and a good warm up!

    Chief Inspector Matt Scrase said: “This is a charity which is close to the hearts of everyone in the police service, police officers and staff. We have been training hard for the event and look forward to taking part and giving it our all – and in doing so raising funds for such a worthwhile cause.”

    If you’d like to donate please visit our JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Dyfed-Powys . You can also sponsor by texting SWPC99 £1 to 70070, or any amount you would like, we would appreciate every penny. 

    For further information on COPS visit their website http://ukcops.org/