Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is asking the public to join them in supporting Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox in his national challenge to raise awareness of road safety and much needed funding for the national charity RoadPeace for road crash victims in the UK.
We are asking the public to please help us raise awareness of road safety and funds for RoadPeace by donating via our Just Giving page. Warwickshire is aiming to raise £5000 and has created a fundraising page that will feed into the main Andy Cox Challenge 2022 fundraising account, which has a national target of £500,000.
You can find Warwickshire’s Just Giving page here
The high-profile event will see police officers and staff from across the UK join forces to run, cycle, walk or travel by any other means across their force area, between May 16-22, 2022.
This year, to mark RoadPeace’s 30th anniversary, the Andy Cox Challenge 2022 will see Det Chief Supt Cox covering an incredible 30 miles a day, over seven days, on foot or by bicycle.
Supporting the Andy Cox Challenge does not necessarily mean a gruelling 30 mile run however.
In Warwickshire, officers and staff from the partnership including Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire County Council Road Safety Education Team, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire, and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service will be supporting the Andy Cox Challenge by running or cycling a set distance of 10 or 20 miles on Wednesday 18 May 2022.
To encourage as many people to take part as possible, those who can’t take part on 18 May can still pledge to cycle, walk or even swim or horse ride an equivalent distance on a day of their choice between 16-22 May.
Chair of Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership Philip Seccombe said “I’m proud of all the participants who are stepping up to support the inspirational Andy Cox in this Challenge. As well as raising much needed funds for RoadPeace, the Challenge draws attention to the number of people who needlessly die on our roads every year.
“This is something Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is working hard to change because we believe by looking at and improving all aspects of road safety including road and vehicle design, speed, post collision care and road user behaviour we can help reduce death and serious injury on our roads and create a safer road environment that will encourage people into active and sustainable travel.”
More information on the Andy Cox Challenge 2022 can be found here in an interview with Andy Cox for BBC Crimewatch in March 2022 Det Chief Supt Andy Cox – BBC Crimewatch Live – March 2022 on Vimeo
Last year Kate Castle, Fay Wileman, Helen Bancroft-Kent, and Chris Lewis representing Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership took part in the first Andy Cox Challenge 2021.
Please follow Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership on Facebook @WarwickshireRoadSafety and Twitter @WarksRoadSafety and share our posts. You can follow the Challenge using #andycoxchallenge
More information about Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership and our Strategy to 2030 can be found onwww.warksroadsafety.org