Suffolk: Bobbies get on their bikes in support of fallen colleagues

Annual Bobby on a Bike cycle ride from Aldeburgh to Wales.

Annual Bobby on a Bike cycle ride from Aldeburgh to Wales. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Forty Suffolk police officers and staff set off from the county’s coastline on a gruelling 400 mile cycling challenge raising funds for the families of fallen colleagues.

The Bobby on a Bike team left Aldeburgh on Sunday morning heading toward Borth on the Welsh coast where they hope to arrive tomorrow.

Suffolk Constabulary dog handler Pc Neil Smith, who organises various charity cycle rides through the Bobby on a Bike scheme, said: “The ride finds some of the toughest hills and steepest descents during its four days and has now been billed as one of the toughest multi-day events out there.

“It really pushes those taking part, both physically and mentally, but with many coming back to ride again, it is testament to what a great event it has become.”

It is the 11th Bobby on a Bike event, with last year’s raising more than £15,000 for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association.

This year’s event supports the Care Of Police Survivors charity. Donations can be made at