Sign up to take part in this year’s RoadPeace challenge

Emergency services, road safety partnerships, schools, businesses and communities will be running, cycling, walking or horse riding 1,766 miles in May to raise awareness of the number of people killed on UK roads.

The RoadPeace Challenge 2024 will take place between 13-19 May to both raise money for the national charity for road crash victims – and awareness about the support it provides to bereaved people.

Now in its fourth year, the initiative has already raised more than £140,000, as well as considerable public awareness about road harm.

This year’s RoadPeace Challenge concept was announced at an online launch event, a recording of which is now available.

Many police officers, safer roads partnerships, firefighters, police and crime commissioners, schools and road crash victims have already signed up to take part.

They will collectively walk, run, cycle or horse ride 1,766 miles to honour the 1,766 people reported killed on UK roads in 2022.

Anyone can take part – and all participants will log their individual miles covered throughout the week, which will be recorded centrally by RoadPeace.

Each day, participants will post on social media sharing photographs of them in action alongside the hashtags – #RoadPeaceChallenge2024 and #1766MilesTogether

Rebecca Morris, head of communications at RoadPeace, said: “It is easier than ever to get involved in the RoadPeace Challenge this year and to make a difference. From members of the emergency services to schools, businesses and communities, we’re urging as many people as possible to take part.

“The Challenge is giving supporters the opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with road crash victims and bereaved families and make a united stand against road death and injury.”

20 February 2024