Police heroes remembered

The final leg of a charity bike ride in memory of Greater Manchester Police constables Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes will set off from Buxton tomorrow (Friday).

Cyclists from the Metropolitan Police Service embarked on the four-day, 196-mile Fallen Heroes trek from Westminster Cathedral on Tuesday, following a memorial service for the officers.

PCs Bone and Hughes were killed in a firearms incident while responding to a burglary call in Tameside, Greater Manchester, in September.

Their deaths were the inspiration for the Fallen Heroes event, which has been split into four legs and finishes at GMP headquarters.

The third leg, which will be tackled today (Thursday), sees the team ride more than 80 miles from Rugby, in Warwickshire, to Buxton.

The final, 24-mile stretch starts out from Buxton Police Station, in Silverlands, at about 8.30am tomorrow (Friday).

The cyclists, who have been joined by serving and retired police officers from forces across the UK, will then pedal through Chapel-en-le-Frith and New Mills on their way to Manchester.

All proceeds from the gruelling charity challenge will be donated to the North West Police Benevolent Fund.

The target when the team organised the trek was £5,000 and has now been topped, with donations currently standing at more than £5,300.

To donate and to find out more about the bike ride, visit fallenheroescharitycycleride.weebly.com.