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Officers from King’s Lynn’s Police Investigation Centre (PIC) will be embarking on a 101-mile cycle ride to raise money for their colleague’s wife who has stage four cancer.

The group of three from Custody Team Four will cycle from Great Yarmouth Pier to King’s Lynn PIC on August 17 to raise money for Rachel Dixon, wife of their colleague Andrew Dixon.

They will be supported by colleagues in a safety vehicle and others who will provide refreshments at the finish line.

Mrs Dixon was diagnosed with stage four cancer in December and since then her husband’s colleagues have been fundraising to help the family.

A spokesman said: “Rachel is a health care professional at Fakenham Surgery and, after recently being diagnosed with stage four cancer, has had to leave her job to concentrate on this uphill battle.

“Rachel is the partner of our colleague and friend Andrew Dixon. They have a son Arran (Little Dixey) who is a great young lad.

“Together they are tackling this unfathomable disease head on, and with your support we can alleviate some of the financial implications they face.”

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Another colleague, Mark Mitchell, began a challenge in December to cycle 100 miles a week to help the family and has so far raised more than £15,000.

Friends and colleagues have also held raffles, cake baking competitions and a brave the shave.