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World Police & Fire Games Tragic Accident

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b2ap3_thumbnail_carlos-silva.jpgWe are deeply saddened that an athlete participating in the World Police & Fire Games passed away today at the cycling event in Prince William County. Two other athletes are severely injured. Please join us as we keep these athletes, their families and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this tragic and challenging time.

Joint Statement from Chairman Sharon Bulova; Police Chief Ed Roessler; Fire Chief Richard Bowers; Sheriff Stacey Kincaid; Dave Rohrer, Deputy County Executive for Public Safety; Bill Knight, President & CEO, Fairfax 2015 Inc; Michael Graham, President, World Police & Fire Games Federation; and Robert Vogel, Regional Director, National Park Service, National Capital Region

 For Immediate Release: July 2, 2015

Media Contacts:

Tony Castrilli

Director of Public Affairs

Fairfax County Government


Lindsey Doane

Communications Director

Office of Chairman Sharon Bulova


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Special Bicycle Transport and Services for Cycling Athletes

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b2ap3_thumbnail_news-cyclingservice.jpgThe World Police & Fire Games are pleased to partner with TriBike Transport and The Bike Lane for all your bicycle transportation and service needs. These partnerships will allow us to offer you services for your biking events at Fairfax 2015. Enjoy the Games’ events without having to worry about your bike!

Here are the services being offered to help make your races hassle-free:


FREE Bike Valet Service

Sign up for this convenient service! Your bike will be transported from the central warehouse each day to your event. No need to worry about getting it in the car. After your event the bike will be taken back to the warehouse. You may also check your bike out from the Fairfax 2015 central warehouse to ride and then check it back in at night. Bike Valet Service is free! SIGN UP NOW for valet.


Pack and Ship Service from your home city to Fairfax 2015

Have your local bike shop pack your bike. We will pick it up at the shop and send it via UPS. It will be reassembled and taken to the Fairfax 2015 central warehouse on site. After the Games are over your bike will be repacked and sent back to the address of your choice. The price for the complete service is $400. CLICK HERE to make your reservation.


Bike Assembly and Repack

Athletes outside of the continental United States can ship their bike to the Fairfax 2015 central warehouse where it will be reassembled on site, then repacked for you to take or ship home. Price for assembly and repack is $250. Shipping is not included. Deadline for making your reservation is June 15, 2015. CLICK HERE to reserve this service.


Bicycle Wheel Rentals

Zipp wheels will be available for rental on the TBT Wheel Rental website. Offerings are limited, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. Zipp 404 and 808 rental wheelsets are available priced from $150.  CLICK HERE for wheel rental information and to rent wheels. Wheels can be picked up at the central warehouse.

The Fairfax 2015 central warehouse is conveniently located 1/8 mile from the Reston Town Center. Bike check out is possible for training rides. You may then return the bike for safe storage until your next training ride or race.

TriBike Transport is a seasoned, licensed bicycle transport company with over ten years of experience and 70,000 bikes transported. Let TBT get your bike to the games – you can concentrate on your race.


Sign up soon! Visit to make your reservation today!

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WPFG Gold Medal Athlete Dies Following Cycling Race Accident

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b2ap3_thumbnail_RPS.jpgPORTSMOUTH, U.K. - PC Richard Phillips-Schofield, 33, was off-duty and taking part in a race at the velodrome at the Stamshaw centre when the crash happened on Sunday. He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham with severe head and chest injuries where he died earlier today. He was taking part in the Omega Circuits at the Mountbatten close road circuit on Sunday when the accident happened.

He won two gold medals and a silver medal in the World Police and Fire Games in Belfast last year.

Flags at the force’s Winchester headquarters and Netley have been lowered as mark of respect, and will remain lowered tomorrow.

PC Phillips-Schofield was a rider with the Winchester-based Peter Hansford Racing Team and the force said his main passion was cycling.

He started out at the Light Hall School in Solihull, West Midlands and represented the force in cycling at the highest level, winning national and international awards.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh competed at the World Police and Fire Games with PC Phillips-Schofield. Mr Marsh said: ‘I was proud to serve with Richard, and had the privilege of being one of the first of his colleagues to congratulate him on his gold medal when we competed together in Belfast last year.

‘His service in the police was no less impressive, a first class officer, team player and friend to so many. He was a credit to Hampshire Constabulary and policing in many ways.

‘Richard’s loss will have a huge impact on friends and colleagues across the service, not only in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, but across the UK.

He was unmarried and is survived by his parents.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this tragic time.


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