8 April 2021
Members are being encouraged to sign up for this year’s Back on the Beat challenge which is returning in May and has gone virtual.
As the ongoing pandemic continues, organisers are giving cyclists the option to take on the annual fund-raiser from the comfort of their home while raising money for the Police Treatment Centres (PTC).
The event challenges participants to ride 100km in seven days.
Chair of Derbyshire Police Federation Tony Wetton said: “This is a great reason for Federation members to get active, while raising money for a very good cause which has been of huge benefit to Derbyshire officers over the past few years. This year, it’s easier than ever to get involved, you can even take on the challenge in front of the TV in your living room.”
This year’s event, which usually takes place at the PTC in Harrogate and around North Yorkshire, will run from 10 to 16 May.
Participants can sign up for Back to the Beat individually or as a group and those who complete the event will receive a medal. Entry to the ride is £10, with all riders or teams pledging to raise a minimum of £100.