More than 28,000 cyclists will take part in the ride this Fathers’ Day, riding 54 miles through London, Surrey and Sussex.
British Heart Foundation
Joint policing across Surrey and Sussex will be in operation, and this year for the first time, Community Safety Accredited Marshals will help direct traffic during the British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton Bike Ride on Sunday (15 June).
Chief Superintendent Dave Miller, from Surrey Police, said:
“This first joint policing operation builds on the success of our response to the flooding in Surrey last year. It sees Surrey and Sussex working as one, enhancing the service we provide, improving communication and reducing the number of commanders working on the day.”
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Betts, from Sussex Police added:
“The London to Brighton Bike Ride is a unique event and one that I have worked on for the past three years. In 2013 we worked to reduce the numbers of officers and staff on this operation, freeing up teams to focus their efforts on other local priorities. This year we have taken that work a step further.
“The number of officers and staff deployed on this operation has significantly reduced and Community Safety Accredited Marshals will work with policing teams to control the roads and keep traffic moving.”