Police see RED for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:57 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:15 15 June 2010

PROMOTING the East Devon policing team is about to get tough for local officers - they have volunteered to take part in a gruelling day-long cycle ride.

PROMOTING the East Devon policing team is about to get tough for local officers - they have volunteered to take part in a gruelling day-long cycle ride.

The aim of the event, taking place on September 18, is to raise cash for Exeter-based Dream-a-way, which provides holidays for people with disabilities.

Over a dozen police officers will take part in the event, billed as the "Rural East Devon (RED) Cycle Challenge".

The cyclists will travel to five police stations across East Devon, covering a distance of around 40-miles.

Chief Constable Stephen Otter will be at one of the stations to cheer on the officers' efforts.

Inspector Jim Gale, based at Honiton Police Station, said: "The purpose of this event is two fold - to promote the neighbourhood policing team in East Devon and to support the valuable contribution made by the charity Dream-a-way.

"There is a mixture of experienced cyclists and relative novices in our group so willpower and teamwork are crucial in order for all of us to complete the course.

"I am very grateful for the donations and support that I have received so far. Anybody wishing to sponsor the team can do so by writing to me at Honiton Police Station, High Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LH. Please provide your name, address and the amount you would like to sponsor.

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