Shared Services Connected Limited will also pay tribute by supporting the Metropolitan Police Service team taking part in the bike ride, raising money for national charity Care of Police Survivors (COPS) that supports the families of police officers and staff who have died on duty.
The Met police riders set off today (Friday) from the National Police Memorial in Horse Guards Road, London where they were waved off by Met police commissioner Cressida Dick joined by Sue-Ellen Wright, Police Managing Director, Shared Services Connected Ltd , Morag Gardner – Police Director of Operations, Shared Services Connected Ltd and Monica Owen – Sopra Steriia Director of Client Engagement and Social Value.
The cyclists ride in memory of officers who have lost their lives on duty and wear a blue band with the officers’ name on.
They will meet at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Staffordshire joining other riders from across the UK for the annual Service of Remembrance bringing together surviving families of fallen officers, police staff and chiefs.
The event is organised by COPS and this year a Roll of Honour will be read out to pay tribute to the five police officers who died on duty during the past 12 months.
We join ISM Saddles, Police Mutual, Coca-Cola Company, Babcock International, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Towcester Police Station in supporting the event.
Sue-Ellen Wright said: “It’s a real honour for us to be able to support the wider police family and to pay our respects to those officers who died whilst on duty.”
“I feel privileged to have been invited to stand at the National Police Memorial and support our Met Police officers taking part in such a worthwhile cause. My thoughts this weekend are with the families, friends and colleagues of all the fallen officers as they gather for such an important and special annual remembrance.”