Stamford RRT served a bacon roll lunch on day four of the Adrian Flux Lap of Anglia Charity cycle ride. Stationed at Conington Airfield, the team provided a welcome energy boost for the riders on their final day of cycling.
The Lap of Anglia is a mammoth 435 mile ride, taking place over 4 days to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). The cyclists definitely earnt their lunch… as well as the huge distant to cover, the route also involves 4,167ft (4267m) of climbing. That’s almost half the height of Everest!
The event began on Wednesday morning in King’s Lynn, with the riders returning 435 miles later on the evening of 17th August. The idea of the event is to highlight the enormous area covered by the East Anglian Air Ambulance, by cycling from King’s Lynn around Anglia, encapsulating Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.
East Anglian Air Ambulance
East Anglian Air Ambulance exists to save lives by delivering highly skilled doctors and critical care paramedics by air or car to seriously ill or injured people in the region. The life-saving charity is only kept airborne thanks to the generosity of those who donate their time to raise fund, like the Lap of Anglia riders.
Since their launch in 2000, the EAAA have attended over 25,000 lifesaving missions. The crew consists of specialist pre-hospital doctors and critical care paramedics, operating out of two high-tech helicopters. They were the first air ambulance crew in the country to attend helicopter emergency medical incidents in the hours of darkness to unknown and unlit sites.
As well as saving lives with emergency care, the EAAA provides dedicated aftercare support to help with the recovery of patients and their families. They also deliver first aid training to communities in East Anglia to help form the chain of survival.
A massive well done to all the Lap of Anglia participants and their fantastic effort to raise money for this very worthy cause.