Charity bike ride for police officers

Leicestershire police in charity bike ride
Leicestershire police in charity bike ride Photo: ITV Central

Two Leicestershire officers who died in the line of duty will be remembered in a charity bike ride today.

A team of Leicestershire officers will cycle to Paris to mark the tenth anniversary of the deaths of police constables Bryan Moore and Andy Munn.

The officers lost their lives on 15th August 2002 while trying to stop a driver on the A42 who had been pursued from Birmingham into Leicestershire. They both worked at Shepshed Police Station.

PC Colin Gardner is one of the ten officers taking part in the ride.

“The Chief Constables of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have both worked for Leicestershire Police and I decided to approach them to see if they were able to support our event. I was delighted to get such a positive response from them both and was even more surprised when Mr Creedon said he’d cycle the first leg of the journey with Mr Cole. It is great to feel that our event is being endorsed in this way.

The group of officers will cycle from the memorial at Donington Park Services to the British Police Memorial in London, where they will lay a wreath before continuing to the French National Police Memorial on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

Well wishers can sponsor the officers at www.justgiving.com/ridetoremember2012 and follow their progress on Twitter @RidetoRemember12.