Revving up for Midlands Air Ambulance

Midland Bikers are riding nearly 2000 miles in support of Midlands Air Ambulance this week.

Mark Taman (Hartlebury, Kidderminster), Matt Cooper, Eddie Perera-Stack (Halesowen) and Neil Mathers (Brierley Hill) are riding an exhausting 1904 miles across England and Scotland to help raise money for the Charity.

On Saturday 19th June the fundraising bikers set off from the bikers’ favourite café “Pit Stop Café” in Quatt near Bridgnorth, aiming to return there just 6 days later.

The bikers (aged between 23 and 39) are traveling up to John O’Groats in Scotland before making their way down the west coast of England to Lands End in Cornwall and returning back to Pit Stop Café on Friday (25th June).

Organised by Mark and Neil, the ride out is in memory of Neil’s father Stephen Mathers who was involved in a Motorcycling accident in 2006.

Neil says “Four years ago my dad had to be airlifted by Midlands Air Ambulance after a motorbiking accident in Oswestry. Sadly there was nothing that could be done to save him but the speed with which Midlands Air Ambulance got him to hospital meant that the doctors had more time to try to keep him alive. That is something which I will always be grateful to Midlands Air Ambulance for. This ride out is my way of saying thank you to the Charity. Hopefully by raising funds I can help make sure that Midlands Air Ambulance continues saving lives. You never realise just how important their service is until you really need it.”

Anyone wishing to support the bikers on their John O’Groats Challenge can do so by contacting Mark Tamanon 07913 596 046 or marktaman@hotmail.com.

Everyone at Midlands Air Ambulance wishes the bikers the best of luck on their brilliant ride out. Have a fantastic time guys!

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.