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Preston police officers to ride coast to coast for charity

Posted on - 9th August, 2013 - 10:07am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Lancashire Police, News

PCSO Matt Witte, PCSO Jordan Gorrell, PC Martin Mason and PC Julian Andrews will take on the challenge with colleagues

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Five Preston coppers are set to put their foot to the pedal to raise money for charity.

PC Julian Andrews, PC Adam Kelsall, PC Scott Desrochers, Insp Dave Brown and Police Community Support Officer Matt Witte all based at Preston police station will ride from Whitby to Blackpool.

The ride takes place on Saturday 7 September and will be two days of 140 miles cycling.

Money will be raised for Meninigitis UK and Clef Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA).

PC Martin Mason said: “We’re not a group of ultra-fit cyclists – more an untamed bunch of amateur riders who got interested in cycling in an attempt to make ourselves fitter and get to work on the cheap.

“I know the 140 miles will be tough, but it will be worth it when we get to Blackpool and see how much money we’ve managed to raise for our two worthy charities.

“I would like to thank Sainsbury’s, First Train Group, Northern Rail and Stan Car and Van Hire for their kind support.”

They will be joined by Lancaster PC Martin Mason on the ride, along with support from Sgt Dave Forshaw and PCSO Jordan Gorrell.

To find out more and sponsor the coppers visit the Coppers Coast 2 Coast website, follow them on Twitter or give them a thumbs up on Facebook.

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