TeamHamish Rainbow Ride – Highland & Islands Police Division

We need to average between 14 – 15mph each day to keep to our schedule. So it’s unlikely we’ll be breaking any speed limits. But if we do, it’s good to know we have the support of Police Scotland, as it’s such a good cause, they might let us off with a warning.

Highland & Islands Police Division Post

You might remember that back in June we posted about #TeamHamish and that some of our vehicles in Nairn were proudly sporting a rainbow on the window in memory of Hamish Hey. Hamish was a local 8-year-old boy who died from an aggressive, inoperable tumour within the brainstem.Sadly, not long after Hamish died, his mum was diagnosed with incurable secondary breast cancer.In May, 10 cyclists, including a serving officer from our Operational Support Unit in Inverness, will be cycling from Lands’ End to John o’ Groats – a journey of 1000 miles in seven days – in aid of #TeamHamish.The team is delighted to have the endorsement and support of Sir Chris Hoy as they take on this challenge to raise money for a worthy cause.Hamish’s family hope to develop a special park with an adventure play area in Nairn for the local community to enjoy in his memory.PC Leslie who is involved in the charity ride said: “My family has been touched by cancer too so I was keen to get involved in this fundraiser. Although I’m a keen cyclist, I’ve never cycled 150 miles in a day and we’ll be cycling that distance for seven consecutive days, so it’s going to be really tough going.”There has been great support in the community and I have no doubt that will help us get through those difficult days. There’s a Just Giving link on our page and any donations to this cause would be greatly appreciated by everyone involved.”You can keep up to date with the team’s progress by following the TeamHamish Rainbow Ride Facebook page.

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