Get on your bike for Air Ambulance Charities

Cycling enthusiasts are being encouraged to get into gear and saddle up for a charity bike ride from Birmingham to Oxford to help raise vital funds for two worthwhile charities.

 

Organised by Bike Events, the UK's biggest co-ordinator of fundraising and recreational cycle rides, the bike ride will take place on Sunday 6th July with all proceeds going to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance.

 

The 77 mile ride is open to everyone over the age of 16, so if you’re looking for a challenge as well as the opportunity to raise money for a worthwhile charity, sign up now!

 

Michelle McCracken, events manager at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “The bike ride will be a great occasion and we’d like as many people as possible to get involved. By taking part you’ll have great fun while contributing to a good cause at the same time.  

 

“I’d encourage people looking to take on the challenge to register their interest now, before potentially missing out on this fantastic experience as we only have limited places left.”

 

Commenting on the event, Tiffany Sadler, fundraising manager for Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance, added: “By taking part, your support will help fund life saving air ambulance missions across your region. If you think you’re up to the challenge, get on your bike this summer!”

 

Both charities receive no Government or National Lottery funding and rely entirely on donations from the general public and business across the areas they serve. 

 

Registration costs just £24 and more information on the event can be found online at www.bike-events.co.uk

 

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.