Ride of Respect for PC Andrew Harper

Drivers are being alerted to an event organised for 27 October 2019 in the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse area of Oxfordshire.

Motorcyclists will be taking part in a Ride of Respect in memory of PC Andrew Harper who was killed while on duty in August of this year. This is a charity event for motorcyclist participants who wish to pay their respects and to show their support for all those who work within the services.

The event will see motorcyclist participants ride along a predefined route of public highway from RAF Benson to Abingdon Airfield.

It is expected to attract an estimated 4,000 motorcyclists made up of members of the public from all over Britain.

The ride will leave RAF Benson in staggered groups of motorcyclists from 12 noon onwards throughout the afternoon, with all riders finishing at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon Airfield by 5pm.

The county council has been working closely with Thames Valley Police and the event organisers and are confident that it is well organised, and road users are asked to allow extra time for their journey if they are likely to be travelling in the area during that time.

The list of the roads used during the Ride of Respect are as follows:

Clay Lane, Clack Lane, Benson Lane, Henley Road, Oxford Road, Abingdon Road, Bridge Street, High Street, Ock Street, Marcham Road, Faringdon Road and Barrow Road. Please be aware that the event will cause some delays in Abingdon town centre but businesses are open as usual all day.