Neighbourhood bobbies take part in charity ride

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FUNDRAISING police officers will swap the beat for their bikes at the weekend when they take part in a cycling challenge for charity.

Officers from the Woodhouse and Mosborough Safer Neighbourhood Teams are giving up their free time to take part in a sponsored cycle at the Crystal Peaks shopping centre on Saturday.

They will take it in turns to keep two exercise bikes moving continuously for eight hours, each cycling for 30 minutes.

Other fundraisers taking part are members of the Sheffield Drugs and Alcohol Action Team, the city’s Children’s Safeguarding Board, Community Assembly, Community Safety Group and Sheffield Futures.

The ride was organised to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support and the South East Summer School – a local project aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour. The challenge will take place between 9am and 5pm.

Inspector Jason Booth said: “This event is a great opportunity for us to support a charity and a local project which gives young people something positive to do and helps us tackle the issue of antisocial behaviour, which can often affect the quality of life for residents living within our communities.”