DETAILS of the Ride of Respect taking place in honour of PC Harper have been confirmed including the date and location.

Organiser, Sian Sloper, revealed the ride will be taking place on October 27 with participants meeting at RAF Benson before riding to Abingdon Airfield - the exact route is yet to be confirmed.

Nearly 9,000 people have liked the event's Facebook page but Ms Sloper explained it's difficult to gauge how many riders will turn up on the day and believes around 4,000 + people will take part.

Those who wish to ride will need to register online and pay a small fee which will pay for a traffic management company to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

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Any money left over from this will be donated to PC Harper's fundraising page which will then be given to his family.

The Ride of Respect was set up by Ms Sloper to honour PC Harper who died whilst responding to a burglary near Sulhamstead in August.

Riders are expected to come from across the whole of the UK including police forces from Wales, Ireland and Guernsey and members of the London fire brigade.

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Ms Sloper revealed she never expected support to grow so rapidly.

She said: “People are coming from literally everywhere.

“The event has grown from something that I thought was going to be based in the Thames Valley but now it has definitely gone more national.”

She added: “There is always something we can do to try and do something nice for people even if it is just something we think is small and then it ends up being really big.”

Individuals have been getting on board with the planning of the ride with people making items such as badges, neck buffs and pins to commemorate PC Harper.

The Calleva Arms in Silchester are also allowing people to camp in the pub's garden so they can be closer to RAF Benson, ready for an early start.

Ms Sloper thanked everyone for their support over the past few months.

To keep up to date visit the Facebook group PC Harper Ride of Respect.