Cyclists raise money for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance with Charity ride
The ninth Colne Valley Cycle Ride took place on Sunday 14th May 2017 to raise money for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.
This year’s event saw over 300 cyclists take part and has, so far, raised over £9,000 for the Charity. Participants had the choice of a 50 mile, 20 mile or 3 mile family route in the sunshine.
The first cyclist to complete the 50 mile route was Michael Greenslade, who managed the feat in 2 hours 34 minutes, despite it being his first time riding the Colne Valley route. The first female cyclist to return from the 50 mile route was Jacqui Stone in 2 hours 43 minutes.
Jen Wall, Volunteer and Events Manager for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, said: “It was a brilliant day, and it was great to see the sunshine come out for it! It’s been wonderful to see so many cyclists return for their third, fourth or fifth year, and it’s always a pleasure to welcome new cyclists to the Colne Valley Cycle Ride, too. Our events wouldn’t be possible without help, so a huge thank you goes to our sponsors MDS Civil Engineering Ltd, as well as everyone who helped us on the day – from road marshals to our cycle support!”
Colne Valley Cycle Ride helps towards keeping the Charity flying and with the money raised each year, it vitally contributes to saving lives across Essex and Hertfordshire.
The next Cycle Ride for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance will take place at Welwyn Rugby Club on Sunday 2nd July 2017, and will be the final stop for the tour of their new helicopter, the Agusta Westland 169, which will be unveiled at the Charity’s 20th anniversary event on 25th June at Audley End House.
For more information about Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and their events, please visit www.ehaat.org.