Cycling in Leigh is Bliss
Deputy Chief Constable Andy Bliss took to his bike to embark on
a cycle patrol in Leigh earlier this week.
Photo: PCSO Carol Fox and DCC Bliss outside Leigh police station
before setting off on patrol.
Mr Bliss visited Leigh police station in Elm Road on
Monday, November 22, 2010 and joined PCSO Carol Fox on
Carol has covered more miles on a bicycle than any other PCSO in
the South Eastern division, which covers the Southend, Rochford and
Castle Point areas. Between May and October this year, she cycled
an incredible 916 miles and is a regular sight on the streets of
As Mr Bliss pumped up his tyres and fastened his
helmet, he said: “In my view, you can’t beat police patrols on
bikes as a means to meet the public and catch criminals.
"I’d promised Carol back in the summer that I’d go on patrol with
her and I’m very much looking forward to it, as luckily we’ve
arranged it for a nice sunny day!”
Carol added: “We can cover so much more ground when on our bikes,
and it’s an ideal way of patrolling more remote areas such as Two
"It also puts us in a good position to respond to incidents across
Leigh and Westcliff, where there are no available local PCSOs
within walking distance of the location.”