Police cadets are raising money to buy new defibrillators.

Around 22 police cadets will be taking part in a static 24-hour bike ride at Tesco in Mutton Lane, Potters Bar on November 1 from 5pm to raise money to buy defibrillators for people in Potters Bar.

The cadets aged from 13 to 18 will be pedalling for the 24 hours and anyone in Potters Bar are encouraged to watch them and donate to their cause.

Hertsmere Police Cadet chairman, Jake Pike, said: “After a series of good new stories involving community de-fibs being used in Hertfordshire and across the UK, we decided to raise money to buy a defibrillator for the local area.

“If defibrillation takes place within the first three minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest, the patient’s chances of survival increase by more than 80 per cent.

“Cadets researched the area of Hertsmere and identified Potters Bar town centre to be a prime location for a community defib. We hope that public access to a defibrillator in Potters Bar could save someone’s life in the future.”

The Furzefield Leisure Centre, Mutton Lane, is providing two of their gym bikes for the cadets to use for the event.

AEDdonate, a charity specifically to support people with cardiac arrests, are working with the Hertsmere Police Cadets to install the defibrillator.

To donate to the cause, visit the AED donate page here.