News & Updates

The Police Unity Tour Handbook is now on-line and can be found here. It contains a list of our frequently asked questions including details of the 2014 event, fundraising, hotels, itinerary, registration, rider requirments, safety and travel arrangements.

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Introduction to the Police Unity Tour (UK)

The Police Unity Tour originally started in 1997 with 18 cyclists making the journey from New Jersey to Washington DC. It has grown significantly with 1700 riders taking part in 2013 raising 1.72 million dollars for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. My aim is to emulate that success with a similar event here in the UK.

Inspired by the massive fundraising efforts by the Police Unity Tour in the United States Superintendent Rob Atkin  & Sergeant Gary Byfield (Metropolitan Police) took to organising the UK's first Police Unity Tour in aid of Care of Police Survivors.

On 19th July 2013 after a safety briefing and remembrance ceremony at the National Police Memorial in London 25 dedicated fundraisers and support team set off making the journey across six counties to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Following the success of this years ride a committee has been formed to take the idea forward where it is hoped that representatives from every UK Police Force will participate to raise vital funds and awareness of the work of Care of Police Survivors (UK). Work is already underway to plan the route for 2014 and as soon as this is confirmed registration for the event will be opened. If you think you could help please contact us.

The National Police Memorial at the corner of The Mall and Horse Guards in London is the starting point for the UK Police Unity Tour. Unveiled by HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair on 22nd July 2004 the memorial contains an inscribed roll of honour with the names of approximately 1600 officers killed whilst on duty. Adjacent to the enclosure containing the roll of honour is a glass column internally illuminated with a faint blue light and sited in a small reflecting pool.

The 2014 Unity Tour

Care of Police Survivors have announced that their 2014 Memorial Service will once again take place at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffs on 20th July 2014. Therefore the second UK Police Unity Tour will leave London on 18th July 2013 and arrive to coincide with the Memorial Service. Why not join in and participate either as an individual or team?

Future Development

Phase one of our IT strategy has been completed. We have registered a domain name, set-up email and a VOIP telephone number. Phase two is in progress and will see increased information, an online store and additional interactivity. Most links are presently disabled but will give an idea of the structure of the site as it develops.