Senior police officer’s memorial bike ride through Gloucestershire


A senior police officer has embarked on a 2200 mile charity bike ride and is planning a pit stop in Gloucester along the way.

Superintendent Paul Griffiths, vice president of the Superintendents’ Association, is cycling between all 46 police headquarters in England and Wales to raise £1200 for National Police Memorial Day, which takes place in Cardiff on 24 September in memory of fallen officers.

Paul is cycling three to four days a month, using annual leave and rest days, and has invited colleagues and staff from other forces to join him on the way.

On 15 September Paul will be cycling between Portishead and Gloucester, accompanied by Superintendent Tony Godwin from Gloucestershire Constabulary’s criminal justice department.

They are due to arrive at Gloucestershire police headquarters in Waterwells at about 3.30pm when they will be met by Chief Constable Rod Hansen.

The following day Paul will set off from Gloucester to his home force of Gwent.