First cycle fundraiser for Herts Air Ambulance brings in more than £1k for charity

First Herts Air Ambulance Cycle Ride - Tony Morris and Wendy (Event Organiser) starting off the 20 mile cycle ride.

First Herts Air Ambulance Cycle Ride - Tony Morris and Wendy (Event Organiser) starting off the 20 mile cycle ride.

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Cyclists braved wet weather to raise funds for the air ambulance.

The first Herts Air Ambulance Cycle Ride saw around 50 people take on a number of routes across the county’s rural roads.

Herts Air Ambulance Cycle Ride - Jules Hawkins, Lee Barber and Mark Hawkins, the first cyclists together to complete the 20-mile route.

Herts Air Ambulance Cycle Ride - Jules Hawkins, Lee Barber and Mark Hawkins, the first cyclists together to complete the 20-mile route.

The event, held on Sunday, June 28, was sponsored by Hertfordshire Police and Herts County Council and has currently raised more than £1,000 for the county’s life-saving helicopter.

Tony Morris, who was airlifted by the air ambulance a year ago following a cycling accident, started the cycle ride.

Cyclists had three routes to choose from - 50 miles, 20 miles and a 12-mile family ride around the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with the majority of participants opting for the more challenging longer trek.

The first cyclist to finish the 50-mile ride was Andy Morgan. The three cyclists who jointly finished the 20-mile ride were Lee Barber, Mark Hawkins and Jules Hawkins.

Herts Air Ambulance Cycle Ride - Andy Morgan was first back on 50-mile route.

Herts Air Ambulance Cycle Ride - Andy Morgan was first back on 50-mile route.

There was some good feedback from those who took part.

Andy Morgan said: “It was a lovely ride, I really enjoyed it and I’ll be back next year.

“It’s just a shame the weather spoiled it a bit.”

Lee Barber added: “It was a lovely route, really enjoyed it. The ride was very well organised and well signposted. We’ll definitely be back next year.”

The charity would like to remind all cyclists who took part to return their completed sponsorship forms and funds to the charity office as the money raised really does make a difference.

The final total raised will be announced once all sponsorship money has been received. Visit HertsAirAmbulance.UK.com for updates.