Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a Police Unity Tour Member?
Membership is open to Police Officers (serving, retired or specials) or from the extended police family (PCSO’s ,Police Staff or DDO’s etc). Applications from the wider Police family (CPS etc) will be considered on a case by case basis. Participants must be 18 years and older.

UK PUT may choose to accept an immediate survivor of a police officer killed in the line of duty to participate as a rider if they meet all other criteria.  Support team members may be non-police personnel and are typically police staff, family or trusted friends.

No one who is under suspension (with or without pay), under criminal investigation or subject to any other disciplinary procedures may participate.

All applicants MUST abide by the Police Code of Conduct and Regulations, the policies and rules of the UK Police Unity Tour.

What are the dates of the Ride?

Care of Police Survivors have announced that their 2024 Memorial Service will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire on Sunday 28th July 2024.

Therefore the UK Police Unity Tour, now in its 12th year, will start on the Friday, 26th July 2024 and arrive to coincide with the memorial service on the Sunday.

How much does it cost to participate?

Each member, whether a participating rider or support staff, must pay £150 to register. This is a non-refundable deposit paid at the time of completing the online booking.

In addition, each rider commits to raise a minimum of £400 sponsorship for Care of Police Survivors.

Where does my registration fee go?
The registration fee will be used to offset the cost of two nights hotel accommodation, transportation and one UK Police Unity Tour jersey.
What equipment do I need to participate?
A quality road or hybrid bicycle is recommended.

A BSI (Kite Mark) certified helmet which must be worn at all times whilst riding

Suitable gloves and glasses, if preferred

Black cycling shorts for uniformity.

How far is the route?
Route lengths can vary according to which local Chapter you will be riding with.

The route will normally consist of around 180 miles, the majority of which will be completed on the Friday and Saturday of the Police Unity Tour.

How do I get home?

Arrangements will vary between Chapters. You may find updates and information on this from your chapter handbook.

Can my friends and family join me at the service?
The rememberance service is open to everyone. Serving officers may wish to attend in uniform however this not compulsory.