Banchory cop gets on his bike for charity

PC Mark outside Buckingham Palace
PC Mark outside Buckingham Palace

A local police officer has returned home after completing a charity bike ride, in a bid to raise money for the families of fallen officers.

PC Mark Robinson, based at Banchory Police Office, finished the epic 3000 mile ride in just eight days.

The charity Mark geared up to help, Care of Police Survivors, (COPS) is staffed entirely by the family members of officers who have died while on duty.

The charity maintains to make and keep contact with fellow survivors all over the United Kingdom and with the National cover in mind, this is what the local PC decided to do.

Mark was supplied with a top of the range Kawasaki GTR 1400 by Motorcycles direct in Watford and the cost of the fuel was donated by Norsk Alloys in Aberdeen.

Setting off from Banchory Police station, PC Robinson’s journey saw him visit police memorials throughout the country from The Scottish Police College in Fife to Westminster and the National Arboretum Memorial in Staffodshire.

Members of ‘COPS’ provided Mark with places to stay and inspirational stories to keep riding on: “Anyone holding the office of Constable may at some time have need of COPS should the unthinkable happen.

I met surviving families throughout my trip and heard many a tragic story, my event brought home the point that donations are constantly needed to support this fantastic charity.”

The total raised so far is just over £1000.

Mark said, “This charity does one thing, and that is to support the families of fellow cops, and please God, they never have to support any other families but the money raised will hopefully help families of fallen officers in coming years.”

Any readers wishing to donate can do so> following the following link; justgiving.com/mark-robinson34