AN ISLE of Wight police constable and his retired colleague will be travelling to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar ­— to raise money for two Isle of Wight charities.

On Tuesday, May 12, Adam Hinkley and retired police inspector Kate Fowles will take part in a charity motorbike ride, raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust (EMCT).

They will be departing from The Culver Haven pub ­— located on the Island's very own promontory ­— and making their way to the top of the Rock.

Dubbed From One Rock to Another, the journey comprises a staggering 2,500 miles, taking the pair through France, Spain and down to Gibraltar Rock, where they will meet with local police.

The pair will spend approximately two weeks in the saddle, and will hand over a Hampshire Constabulary plaque before heading back home.

"We are funding the event ourselves, but looking to raise as much money as possible for two great causes," said Adam, who has been with the force for 16 years.

“A number of years ago, my wife Lucy, who now works for the EMCT, lost her brother to an undiagnosed heart condition.

"Every year since then, her family has raised money for the charity, CRY, so this has inspired me to do my bit.

"We have had incredible support from Brittany Ferries, Wightlink and other businesses."

A farewell party will be held at The Culver Haven, Sandown, on May 12, at 5pm.

"Anyone is welcome," said Adam.

"We've raised more £1,000 so far, and we're aiming for £2,000."

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