Uttlesford’s police inspector to take on 100-mile cycle challenge to raise money for Help for Heroes

09:56 12 June 2014

Inspector Colin Cox

Inspector Colin Cox

Archant

Uttlesford’s top cop is to take a day off from chasing criminals to tackle a 100-mile charity cycle challenge instead.

Inspector Colin Cox, based at Saffron Walden police station, is raising money for Help for Heroes by taking on the Prudential Ride London-Surrey on August 10.

He said: “I was lucky enough to gain the much converted green beret and served 10 years with the Royal Marines, before joining the police service in 2002. Not only did this provide me with once in a lifetime experiences but also a host of very cherished memories. I had the privilege to meet some close friends and am proud to have had to opportunity to serve.”

Insp Cox added: “Help for Heroes is a fantastic charity which not only provides support for wounded service personnel but also their families.

“For many the conflicts are now over, but their personal battles have just started. By supporting Help for Heroes we can show our gratitude to those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and to those who will have to live with the scars and injuries suffered whilst serving.”

The event starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital, made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, and into Surrey’s countryside.

To donate, there are charity boxes in the front counters of both Saffron Walden and Dunmow police stations, plus a number of Help for Heroes’ wrist bands which are available for a £2 donation. Insp Cox also has a charity fundraising page at bmycharity.com/colincox

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 19:14
Labour marked the start of the general election campaign in the Saffron Walden constituency with a coffee morning in Stansted Free Church on Saturday morning.

The Labour Party marked the start of the general election campaign in the Saffron Walden constituency with a coffee morning on Saturday.

Yesterday, 19:10
Trustees from the Saffron Walden Youth Outreach Project, Yvonne Morton, Ben Balliger and Mike Hibbs.

A Saffron Walden youth services project has thanked carnival organisers for a charitable donation.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Stansted Airport

Aircraft pilots were targeted with lasers around Stansted Airport 45 times last year.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Saffron Walden, Councillor Mike Hibbs.

Have your questions answered tomorrow night (Friday) in the run-up to the election at Saffron Walden’s Question Time.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Most read stories