Police, sheriffs ready to hit the road for annual charity bike ride

 Members of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service, RCMP, Taber Police Service and Alberta Sheriffs – with support from a number of local Special Olympians – are hitting the road Friday for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) 500-km Bike Ride for Special Olympics.

 The charity cycling trek starts at 10 a.m. at the Lethbridge Courthouse, 320 4 Street South, and over a 24-hour period a team of 24 cyclists will bike their way to RCMP K Division headquarters in Edmonton.

 All money raised from the annual ride will benefit Special Olympics.

 Since its inception in 2004, the LETR Ride for Special Olympics has raised more than $400,000. Donations can be made online at www.specialolympics.ab.ca

 During the ride police advise motorists travelling north from Lethbridge along Highways 3 and 23 to be aware of the cyclists and please slow down and use extreme caution when passing the team.

 **Media are invited to attend the send-off ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 at the courthouse. Interview opportunities will be available with the cyclists at that time**