Police support charity bike ride around Middleton

Police support community bike ride in Middleton.
Police support community bike ride in Middleton.

Safer Neighbourhood officers from Wirksworth, Middleton and Matlock have been teaming up to show their support during a charity bike ride.

Over 100 people took to their bikes on Sunday, May 10 to take part in a community bike ride, which saw over £250 being raised for local charities.

The challenge saw participants from the age of 4-years-old up to 70-years-old, teaming up to ride the 16mile route along country lanes, bridleways and hills local to Middleton.

In order to allow the safe running of the bike ride, the event was marshalled by members of the Middleton Community Bike Group, alongside officers from the village’s Safer Neighbourhood team.

PC Dan Mitchell from the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The charity bike ride was an absolutely great event with a fantastic turnout from the local community.

“It was a great example of community spirit and one that I was proud to be a part of by helping the cyclists to cross busy routes safely.

“Everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves whilst raising money for local charities; it would be great to see more of this happening.”

Local man Tony Houghton, who was in charge of organising the ride, said: “We have had a lot of support from local people and were grateful for the help the police gave us in marshalling the route. It’s been a great occasion to bring the whole community together and to raise money for local projects”.

To speak to the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, and follow the team on Twitter: @WirksworthSNT.