Fife stop off for PC charity bike ride


A POLICE motorcycle officer who is visiting all 51 police force headquarters on a 3000-mile charity ride was welcomed to the Fife Constabulary HQ in Glenrothes today.

PC Mark Robinson, from Grampian Police, was presented with a force shield, which will be auctioned at the end of his 10-day marathon ride, by Superintendent David McCulloch, Head of Specialist Services Division, which includes road policing.

Mark Robinson (centre) flanked by PC Sego (left) and PC Purves (right)

The fund-raising initiative is being run to raise funds for Commando 999, which helps injured Royal Marines.

On the second day of his ride yesterday, Mark started off at Northern Police HQ in Inverness and visited police forces in Tayside, Central, Lothian and Borders, Strathclyde and Dumfries and Galloway.

Last night he was due to finish the day’s ride at the Cumbria force HQ in Penrith.

From left: PC Barry Sego, Superintendent McCulloch, PC Mark Robinson, Inspector David McKelvie and PC Alastair Douglas

His journey will end at Scotland Yard, where he will be met by charity ambassador and TV star Lorraine Kelly, and during his trip he will also be calling in at Royal Marine bases as well as at 10 Downing Street.

After visiting the Fife Constabulary headquarters, PC Robinson was escorted towards his next destination in Edinburgh by PCs Barry Sego and Alastair Purves.

Superintendent McCulloch said: “This is a very worthwhile cause and a significant effort on Mark’s part, and we were pleased to welcome him and help him on his way.”

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