Sussex Police get on their bikes to compete

Ali Eaton, Marc Clothier and Lorna Dennison-Wilkins
Ali Eaton, Marc Clothier and Lorna Dennison-Wilkins

Sussex Police’s cyclists are the fastest in the country - and that’s official.

Officers representing the force in the national Emergency Services Time Trial championships scooped both the men’s and ladies’ police titles.

Competitors from branches of the emergency services all over Britain took part in the event in Scotland, completing a ten mile and 25 mile course over two days.

Chief Inspector Marc Clothier took the national men’s police title while Detective Chief Inspector Ali Eaton – based in Easstbourne – took the honours in the ladies’ event in wet and windy conditions.

Sergeant Lorna Dennison-Wilkins finished joint second in the ladies’ event.

It was the second year running that Ch Insp Clothier has won the national police title.

Ch Insp Clothier said, “I’m really pleased but there is still room for improvement for next year.”

DCI Eaton said, “It was a great event and showed that Sussex Police is the fastest force on a bike.

“It is always good to have the opportunity to network with other police forces and fire services across the country – and even better to monopolise the podium