Wales Air Ambulance fundraiser

This Summer one of our team here at Continental Motorcycle UK is taking part in a grueling 24 hour challenge in order to raise vital funds for the Wales Air Ambulance Trust.

Rich from Marketing will be joining well known Welsh bike nut Lee Davies, swapping 2-wheels for two feet as they aim to climb four of Wales’ highest mountains in just 24 hours.

Thanks to Lee’s connections the pair have also been able to rope in Kathy Wood of Moto Freight along with Dakar Rally competitor and finisher Llewelyn Pavey, plus a couple of other seasoned mountaineers.

Starting on the morning of 25th June in Llanberis with Wales highest peak Snowdon (3,560ft) the team will then move on to the tough scramble up Tryfan (3,011ft – pictured) from the heather terrace, followed by the iconic three steps of Aran Fawddwy (2,969ft) to the south of Bala Lake, and finally Cadair Idris (2,930ft) in time for the sunrise on the Sunday morning. Starting at the base of each peak, and with the extra climb and descent from Craig Cau on the way to the final summit they’ll be ascending more than 12,000 feet in the space of a single day.

The Wales Air Ambulance attends around 800 road traffic accidents ever year, with a significant number involving bikes in our various National Parks which are all popular with riders. Their service provides those in need with the fastest possible response times to ensure that they get the urgent medical care they need, which may ultimately be the difference between life and death in many situations. With each mission costing an average of £1,500 they are solely reliant on the support of individuals and organisations to raise the £6,000,000 per annum they need to remain operational.

The group are hoping to raise a minimum of £1,500 from the event – and with Lee’s wife taking on the role of transport between mountains they then have the chance through her employer to double any funds they raise, up to a maximum of £3,000.

If they meet their target and then receive the important match funding, that will cover the average cost of a further two potentially life-saving missions.

Their online fundraising page was launched today so they are now officially accepting donations – with the option for UK taxpayers to Gift Aid their contribution, which makes all the difference to the final total!

You can find out more about the Wales Air Ambulance charity and the 4 Peaks Challenge here!