About the challenge – link is here
Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, and the National Lead for Fatal Collision Investigation, is undertaking a 200k running challenge during Global Road Safety Week which runs from May 17th – 23rd, in support of RoadPeace.
He is calling for people to support him by running, cycling or walking alongside him – joining in for all or just part of the 9-day event or taking part in a challenge where they live.
Andy is hoping to raise £25k for RoadPeace to help our vital work providing support for victims of road crashes during the challenge, and will also be raising awareness about the impact of road harm and the need to reduce road danger.
Please watch this short video of my 200km run (17th-23rd May) to raise money for @RoadPeace the charity who do such incredible and vital work supporting crash victims. Huge thanks to everyone who has already donated.#RoadSafety #Victims #Charity #FundRaise #GlobalRoadSafetyWeek pic.twitter.com/xPwusiRkYN
— Andy Cox (@AndyCoxDCS) March 4, 2021
Nick Simmons, RoadPeace CEO said;
“We are immensely grateful to Det Ch Supt Cox for undertaking this challenge. The money raised will fund much needed support services for road crash victims. Ultimately we wish there was no need for RoadPeace’s services, but with five people killed very day and many more seriously injured, unfortunately our services are in very high demand. It’s fantastic that Det Ch Supt Cox is also using his run as a way to raise awareness of the devastation that road danger causes.”
Road Safety Week, 17th – 23rd May, 2021
The run will start at the location of the first ever UK fatal road collision, near Crystal Palace, in London, and end at the RoadPeace Wood at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, which provides a symbolic and comforting place for bereaved families.
The route will be divided up into the following sections:
May 15 – Crystal Palace to Brent Cross, London – 24km
May 16 – Brent Cross to St Albans, Hertfordshire – 24km
May 17 – St Albans to Dunstable, Bedfordshire – 20km
May 18 – Dunstable to Bletchley, Berkshire – 22km
May 19 – Bletchley to Towcester, Northamptonshire – 23km
May 20 – Towcester to Kilsby, Northamptonshire – 27km
May 21 – Kilsby to Wibtoft, Warwickshire – 20km
May 22 – Wibtoft to Sibson, Leicestershire – 21km
May 23 – Sibson to National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire – 26km
Get Involved and show your support
Follow these easy steps to get started and support Andy and raise awareness of needless injury and death on our roads.
- Decide what you’re going to do. You can use whatever method you prefer to take part, be it cycling, running or walking. Some ideas include;
- Join Andy on all or some of his route
- Match his distance on a particular day in your local area
- Do your own distance challenge in solidarity (cycle, run or walk a certain number of kilometres)
- Set up your fundraising page on JustGiving via this link
- Ask your friends and family to sponsor you
- Film a video of you in portrait format talking about why you have chosen to support Andy
- Complete your challenge any day during the 10 days Andy is running (17th – 23rd May)
- Share your posts, progress and achievements on social media and remember to tag us (Twitter: RoadPeace / Facebook: RoadPeaceCharity / Strava Club: RoadPeace)
Everyone who takes part in the challenge will be sent a RoadPeace Andy Cox Challenge shirt as well as other RoadPeace fundraising resources.
If you have any questions or queries about getting involved, you can contact RoadPeace on firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated on: 19 April 2021