We did it! In less than 48 hours,
we reached our 1766-mile target!

Throughout the RoadPeace Challenge week of action – May 13-19, 2024 – emergency services, safer roads partnerships, schools, businesses and communities are running, cycling, walking or horse riding 1,766 miles to honour the 1,766 people reported killed on UK roads in 2022.
Thanks to the incredible support we have received, we reached our 1,766-mile target just two days in! But please keep logging your miles and let’s see how many collective miles we can cover

9117.833

Miles covered

Record Miles

Who is Taking Part

Explore the various activities being planned across the country by emergency services, councils and the local community.

 

Here are some of the highlights of the Challenge so far

Northamptonshire Police

Memorial and Road Safety Day

   

A poignant memorial to those who lost their lives on the county’s roads last year will again be the focal point of a FREE multi-agency road safety event at Abington Park in Northampton.

Roads Policing officer PC Emilie Bunkall has created the powerful display which will be made up of 29 black silhouettes of road users, signifying the true cost of road collisions in our county – the lives which have been lost and those that have been changed for ever.

Emilie, a RoadPeace member and valued volunteer, knows first-hand of the devastating impact and heartbreak a road death has on those left behind after her mum Julie was killed in a collision in 2013.

As well as this powerful memorial, the road safety day, on Saturdat 18th May in Abingdon Park, will feature a variety of stalls from the emergency services and road safety experts, helping to raise awareness of key issues such as speeding, drink driving and driver training.

North Yorkshire Police

   

Officers across North Yorkshire will be walking, cycling and wheeling to help rack up the miles and raise awareness of road danger.

Roads Policing Sergeant Paul Cording BEM has been a long time supporter of the RoadPeace Challenge, and continues his support both through a variety of activities this week as well as spreading the message of road danger reduction on his social media platform.

FLO and Senior Investigating Officer David Minto has supported the Challenge this year by undertaking the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

NFCC Road Safety and Road Rescue Lead CFO Dan Quin

Dan Quin, Chief Fire Officer for Surrey, personally cycled 31 miles in memory of the 31 lives lost on Surrey’s roads in 2022. Dan is the Road Safety and Road Rescue lead for the National Fire Chiefs Council, and has been a consistent supporter of the RoadPeace Challenge

South Yorkshire Police

Roads Policing Sergeant Brandon Brown has committed to the monumental task of running 10 kilometres each and every day of the Challenge. Brandon has been joined by various colleagues on his runs, helping to rack up the miles for the RoadPeace Challenge.

Safer Essex Roads Partnership

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership have collectively walked and cycled 41 miles during the RoadPeace Challenge 2024, in memory of the 41 lives lost on Essex roads in 2023.

As well as fundraising to support the vital work of RoadPeace, SERP have been championing their Vision Zero approach, aiming to reduce road deaths inn Essex to zero by 2040.

Representatives from the Essex Police also took part.

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership

Memorial walk

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership planned a walk for various stakeholders, victims and the local community. The walk culminated at the Hove Lawns Peace Memorial with a minute’s silence to remember all the lives lost or forever changed by a road crash. They were collectively able to walk 200 miles in aid of the RoadPeace Challenge 2024.

Leigh Day

Cycling the entire 1,766 miles!

Leigh Day, one of our Legal Panel members for the South East and London, are aiming to hit 1,766 miles themselves, encouraging their staff to walk and cycle as much as possible to contribute to the RoadPeace Challenge 2024

RoadPeace Staff Team

Memorial walk

   

The RoadPeace Staff team organised a memorial walk from our Brixton Office to Crystal Palace, the site of the first pedestrian killed in a road crash in 1896. Representatives from The Metropolitan Police Roads Policing Team, TfL, the APPG for walking and cycling, and Lambeth councillor Rezina Chowdhury were among those present, along with victims, and staff.

The walk was filmed for BBC London, and featured on Tuesday evening’s news coverage. You can watch the segment here.

Police Forces

  • Leicestershire Police – Throughout the week, the Serious Collision Investigation Unit will be taking part in a range of activities, including a 24-static cycle with the support of a team of officers, and a run from Police HQ
  • West Yorkshire Police – Officers from across the Operational Support Division will be working together to run, walk, cycle and wheel as many miles as possible, aiming to complete all 1,766 miles themselves
  • West Mercia Police – Staff are committed to a range of activities, including running, dog walking, cycling and swimming, as well as officers who will be taking part whilst on patrol
  • Essex Police – Roads Policing Officer Ben Houghton will be doing his second Ride to Remember, cycling 1 mile for every person killed on Essex roads
  • Merseyside Police – Officers will be covering as many miles as possible at Police HQ on treadmills and static bikes. The fire service will also be taking part
  • National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) – The event has the full backing of Chief Constable Jo Shiner, the NPCC lead for roads policing, who will be showing her support to participants throughout the challenge week of action

Local Authorities

  • Warwickshire, Staffordshire, and Derbyshire road safety partnerships – The three partnerships have organised a walk at Hartshill Hayes Country Park, Warwickshire (CV10 0TE) at 1pm on Friday May 17, 2024 starting and ending at the county’s memorial for road traffic victims. Victims, schools and various other members of the local community have all been invited. Read their press release here
  • Safer Roads Greater Manchester – Emergency services, road safety professionals, local school children, bereaved families and the public will come together with Safer Roads Greater Manchester to walk a ‘community mile’ for RoadPeace. The event in Heaton Park will take place on Thursday May 16, 2024, where attendees will cover a collective number of miles to mark the number of people who lost their lives on our roads in 2022

Fire and Rescue Services

  • London Fire Brigade – The London Fire Brigade will be encouraging various staff to take part in the Challenge, as well as promoting it to other organisations.
  • Cheshire Fire & Rescue service – Events will be held across key stations to support the Challenge, as well as working with local campaigners to promote the message of the Challenge on social media

RoadPeace Events

  • RoadPeace South West and the Clevedon Canoe Club – Kate Uzzell, coordinator for the RoadPeace South West local group, has helped to organise kayaking taster sessions taking place on Saturday 18th at the Clevedon Canoe Club. Read more here
  • RoadPeace Challenge Finale Event – At 1pm on Sunday May 19, supporters of the RoadPeace Challenge 2024 will be walking the final mile of the 1766-mile challenge to bring the week of action to a close. The event will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire (DE13 7AR). More information can be found here

Corporate Supporters

  • Clearview Intelligence Ltd – Bronze sponsors of this year’s Challenge, Clearview Intelligence will also be taking part, organising activities for staff to participate in throughout the week
  • TTC 2000 Ltd – TTC are organising a week of activities across the UK in the 15 Police Force regions where they provide speed awareness courses
  • Stephensons Solicitors LLP – Employees will be collectively walking and running throughout the week to contribute to the total miles
  • Hugh James Legal – Employees will be collectively walking and running throughout the week to contribute to the total miles
  • Hill and Smith Infrastructure – Colleagues will be taking part in a series of activities throughout the week of action aiming to complete all 1,766 miles themselves