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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance appeal for rider to Join the Ride to Save Lives

By Rachel Armitage

Bikers are being urged to join in a charity ride.

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is looking for bikers to join Ride to Save Lives, its fourth annual charity motorcycle ride out, taking place across the two counties on Sunday September 22.

This year’s route will cover over 60 miles, where bikers will make their way through some of the most glorious countryside and villages across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Starting and finishing at Newark Showground, the event will be fully marshalled by volunteers, with refreshments available for purchase.

The 2018 Lins & Notts Air Ambulance motorbike ride (13722336)
The 2018 Lins & Notts Air Ambulance motorbike ride (13722336)

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is looking for 500 bikes to take part in this year’s Ride to Save Lives event, which forms part of the Charity’s 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Each year, the crew at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance are dispatched to some of the very worst road traffic collisions across the two counties; many involving motorcyclists. Despite accounting for just 2% of traffic on UK roads, motorcyclists are the most vulnerable road users, accounting for 20% of all road deaths.

Gemma Shaw, Fundraising Manager at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, said: “Our annual Ride to Save Lives event is a fun and thrilling way to raise money for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. It’s a wonderful feeling seeing so many bikers all in one place.

"The sheer noise and excitement of all the bikes setting off on the day really is something.

“Whatever make and model of bike you ride, it is a great event for bikers from across our local communities to be a part of.”

Roger Linnell, Paramedic at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, added: “We have helped so many bikers, and with that, they often recognise the importance of our service. Whilst we hope that they never have to see the inside of our helicopter, we want to be there for them if they do need us.

“As a charity, we rely on the support from the public to do this, and our annual Ride to Save Lives is just one of the ways in which bikers can help to raise vital awareness and funds to keep our helicopter in the sky.”

Entry for Ride to Save Lives costs £12.50 entry per bike, and pillion riders are asked to make a donation. To sign up for the event, visit www.ambucopter.org.uk/events


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