Barmy Ride To Barmouth Raises £6,000 For Charity

A team of eight dedicated fundraisers cycled 108 miles from Stourbridge to Barmouth in the Welsh coast, raising over £6,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.

Martin Whelan from Stourbridge organised the charity cycle ride in memory of his late mother and raised sponsorship through family, friends and businesses in the local area and Barmouth. 

Martin said: “The Barmy Ride to Barmouth was a fantastic experience and a great way to fundraise for two causes very close to my heart. I couldn’t have done it without our team of cyclists and to everyone who sponsored us, including All Electric Garages in Stourbridge.

“We are already planning our next fundraising challenge – the Barmy Ride to Land’s End, and are looking for sponsorship to support our ride and next year’s chosen charity’s, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Wales Air Ambulance.

Adam Williams, fundraising manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, added: “Martin and the team’s commitment to raising money has been exceptional and every penny raised will make a real difference to our charity and Macmillan. We are looking forward to supporting Martin next year, and would encourage local businesses to get behind him and the guys.”

Emily Morgan, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Martin and the team for all their hard work raising an amazing amount for both charities. We wish them all good luck on their next big challenge.”

Martin would also like to give special thanks to Wollaston Fish Bar, Salop Leisure Fitness Factory in Stourbridge and the Islawrffordd Caravan Park in Barmouth for their support of the event.



Missions completed since 1991: 49,869 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.