Dying to live...not living to die...pedal on

In 2002 Neil Smith and Tony Spry took on the first Bobby on a Bike, cycling 1,800 miles down the West Coast of America, from Canada to Mexico. That first ride, those first inspiring moments, laid the foundation to what Bobby on a Bike has become.

Years later it’s going from strength to strength, raising money and awareness for numerous charities, inspiring others to achieve the unachievable, pushing the limits, by creating and taking on new challenges.

Those words spoken years ago - ‘Bobby on a Bike is only limited by the bounds of our imagination’ are as true today as they were then.

If you'd like to make a donation in memory of Tony Spry, can you please either send a cheque, payable to 'Bobby on a Bike' to DS Sarah-Jane Primmer or PC Neil Smith at Suffolk Constabulary or get in touch via the contact page on this website - on behalf of Tony's family, thank you.

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Meet the team

  • Neil Smith MBE

    Neil Smith MBE

    Neil is married to Melanie and has three sons, Daniel, Matthew, and Adam. He is a Police Dog Handler with Suffolk Constabulary, based at Force Headquarters, Martlesham Heath, handling a general purpose...


  • Jeff Crib

    Jeff Crib

    Jeff joined Suffolk Constabulary in 1992 and now works as a Collision Investigator at the Headquarters Roads Policing Unit. He is married to Christine. They have three children, Ben, Dan and Thea,...


Original team member

  • Tony Spry

    Tony Spry

    Neil and Tony rode together for the first time in the London to Southend ride in 2001, on hearing about a plan to cycle 1,800 miles from Canada to Mexico, Tony was hooked. Taking part in the 2002 and...


Our Story

The 6th ‘May Ride’ in aid of SSAFA 2013 Watch our story play

Our story so far

June 21 - 24 2015

Here's a snap shot of the bobby on a bike years up to 2012, please explore the rest of the site to find out more of what's gone on since.

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Featured Charity

In 2015, we shall be raising money to purchase a holiday caravan at Brynrodyn. Once up and running, the intention is to give free 'week stays' to families / people who may been through some tough times.

The Book

Police Officers, Neil Smith and Tony Spry had never undertaken anything like this before. Eighteen months of planning, training and fund raising lay behind them - ahead a 27 day ride to Mexico. The challenge was nicknamed ‘Bobby on a Bike’. 2005 saw the Bobby on a Bike team complete another Canada to Mexico ride, in less days, increasing their daily mileage.

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Our Charities

  • EACH
  • St Elizabeth Hospice
  • Help For Heroes
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • American Lung Association
  • Break the Pattern
  • RNLI Lifeboats
  • Prostate Cancer UK

Our Supporters

  • Cycle Revolution
  • Anglian Home Improvements
  • Ashton KCJ