Police officers from Ellesmere Port and Chester have set off on their latest charity challenge.

The team of 14 will be cycling from North to South Wales in three days covering over 250 miles on roads, tracks for a local charity, Autism Wishes.

The charity is close to many of the officers hearts as most have a connection to autism through family and friends.

This is the second year that officers have volunteered to complete a cycle challenge with none being committed cyclists.

In 2015 officers completed the Coast to Coast challenge raising over £4,000 for the same charity.

14 police officers from Ellesmere Port and Chester are cycling from North to South Wales in three days for local charity Autism Wishes

The team set off from Blacon police centre this morning, Tuesday, May 17, at 6am, and will start their challenge from Holyhead, Anglesey cycling for three days and hopefully arriving in Tenby close to 250 miles later.

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The team have already raised £1,515 of their £3,000 target and if you would like to donate you can do on the Team Cheshire JustGiving page .

You can follow the team’s progress via their Facebook page and @team_cheshire Twitter account (signal permitting through the Welsh mountains).

They would like to thank Cheshire Oaks Retail Park, Arnold Clark Van Rental, Cheshire Custom Cycles, and Co-Op stores who have all donated funds to the charity.