A GROUP of charity bikers have heaped praise on a police team which keeps them safe on the roads.
The Boundary 500 group of motorcyclists, which includes several members from Hartlepool, takes part in a host of charity rides across the year and has managed to raise a whopping £400,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance and Zoe’s Place childrens’ hospice in recent years.
But the group admit they are indebted to the help given to them by Cleveland Police’s road policing division as they carry out their exploits, and members decided to hand over a Certificate of Appreciation to the force at a recent ceremony.
Group member and Hartlepool councillor Keith Fisher handed over the certificate to Chief Inspector Andrew Huddleston at the road policing division headquarters at Wynyard.
Coun Fisher said: “We were delighted to formally recognise the essential help from Cleveland Police motorcycling section.
“The amount of money raised by Boundary 500 is a magnificent effort, but the help we are given by the police during the events is invaluable.”