Medical Director gets on his bike to support Air Ambulance Charity
28 February 2019
Ronan Fenton, Medical Director at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, will be amongst the hundreds of cyclists lining up for the Charity’s annual Colne Valley Cycle Ride on Sunday 28th April.
Dr Fenton, who is taking to two wheels on one of four routes around the picturesque Colne Valley, said: “I’m a keen cyclist, and having seen a lot of Essex from the air, I am keen to see some of the beautiful countryside this area has to offer from the ground.”
“Along with other members of my family I am really looking forward to taking part in this event, which starts just a couple of minutes pedalling away from our Earls Colne Airbase. It will be good to share the experience with many of the supporters on whom the Charity depends.”
Participants can choose from four routes: a family friendly 3 miles, or 20, 50 and 80 miles.
Jen Wall, Volunteer and Events Lead at the Charity said, “There is a route to suit everyone, from those who cycle only occasionally, to dedicated cyclists. The feedback that we had from people last year was that the 80 mile route is a real challenge. Take it on, if you dare!”
“If you are thinking about taking part, please consider getting sponsored via JustGiving or by downloading a sponsorship form from our website when you enter. It doesn’t have to be a huge sum to make a real difference. If 400 people could raise just £22 each, that would pay for four potentially life-saving missions.”
Pre-registration is now open for this year’s Colne Valley Cycle Ride, at £17.50 each. Under 14’s go free (up to 3 children when cycling with full paying adult) Under 14’s MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian.