A group of 14 East Midlands Ambulance staff took to Morecambe recently to cycle the Way of the Roses cycle route for charity.
Paramedic Mark Smith, of Chapel St Leonards, was raising money for the Ryan Smith Foundation dedicated to his son, to promote cycle safety following Ryan’s road collision while not wearing a cycle helmet.
He joined The Racing Pulses of Scunthorpe, Brigg and Barton, which were raising money for head injury charity Headway.
He and the group left Morecambe on Tuesday, May 20, to cycle the 173.7 mile route.
Over three days the group made it to Bridlington, raising £1,700 for Headway.
“The first day was murder, with so many hills”, said Mark. “The second day, we had bright sunshine and flatter roads, but the third and final day was absolutely horrendous, with awful weather, but we made it.”
“It was great to be part of it and the only thing that got me through it was thinking about Ryan,” added Mark.
Ryan, continuing his rehabilitation at a specialist hospital in Tadworth, Surrey, congratulated the group on their achievement via video link-up.
The Foundation recently received £451.50 when Skegness Grammar student Mica Jones held a variety night at Grand Cental Skegness and John Spendluffe School, Alford presented a £1,000 cheque, raised during the year in a variety of events.