East of England Ambulance staff tackle marathon cycle for charity

Three members of the cycling team from the East Anglian Ambualnce NHS Trust who are cycling from the Blackpool Tower to the Eiffel Tower.'Pictured are Pete Davison, Tim Wigginton and Adrian Turner
Three members of the cycling team from the East Anglian Ambualnce NHS Trust who are cycling from the Blackpool Tower to the Eiffel Tower.'Pictured are Pete Davison, Tim Wigginton and Adrian Turner

Nine partamedics will be tackling the challenge of cycling from Blackpool Tower to the Eiffel Tower in May.

The team from the East of England Ambulance Service is raising money for the Ambulance Service Benevolent Fund.

Helping organise the event is Matt Broad from Bury St Edmunds who is general manager of the Norfolk/Norwich health emergency operations centre and is riding with the team.

He said: “I had set myself a goal to do something like this and I can’t wait for the ride to start. We have a great team of motivated riders and I am sure after hearing the stories from their last ride, we will be having a real laugh along the way as well.

“We’re all part of the ambulance family and the ASBF does great work in supporting those staff that have dedicated their working life to helping others. It can be a stressful job with a lot of demanding situations.”

The riders are hoping to be joined along their route by riders from other ambulance services joining them for a day’s cycling and fund-raising.

They set off on May 25 and will travel six days to arrive in Paris on May 30. They have already raised £6,000 and are hoping to reach their £10,000 target.

To support them go to http://www.justgiving.com/Pedaling-Paramedics