THOUSANDS of motorcycles will unite and for a 'monumental' ride through Oxfordshire in memory of fallen police officer Andrew Harper.

The 28-year-old newlywed was tragically killed in the line of duty, while responding to a call-out in Berkshire on the night of August 15.

Since PC Harper's tragic death thousands of people have joined the Ride of Respect event group online to pledge their efforts in paying tribute.

The date and route are not yet confirmed but organisers this week said it will be held in Oxfordshire and the public will be informed ahead of time in case anyone would like to join.

The event description on Facebook says: "We are all honouring PC Andrew Harper who lost his life, protecting and serving within the Thames Valley Police Force.

"We are coming together to show our support for PC Harper, his family and the Police Force, as a whole.

"This is a Ride of Respect.

"This monumental event will be conducted with grace, respect, dignity , support and love.

"Bringing people together from all over the country to support each other in the darkest of times."

So far, 8,388 people have signed up to the group to express interesting in joining the event.

An update from organisers said, as plans continue to unfold, the eventual date of the ride is hoped to take place after PC Harper, who grew up in Wallingford and was based at Abingdon Police Station, has been laid to rest.

Thames Valley Police confirmed on Tuesday that a formal police funeral is being arrange for the fallen officer.

The date and location has not yet been confirmed, nor if the service will be open to members of the public.

A statement from police said the force continue to work with his family to ensure the funeral honours PC Harper's 'strength, courage and bravery'.