Saddle up for this years great Air Ambulance bike ride

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, the life saving charity, is now appealing for cyclists to join in with its new look Double 100 bike ride that will take place this summer.

The ride will be either 100km or 100 miles and takes place in the 23rd June, with it both starting and finishing at the Surrey and Sussex helicopter base which is at the Redhill Aerodrome.

Both of the new routes will take in the counties which are covered by the 2 helicopters and the 100 mile route will pass through Marden, which is the home of Kent Air Ambulance.

More than 80 riders including Air Ambulance crew members and former patients took part in the inaugural Double 100 from Dunsfold Park, raising £12,000 for the charity.

Organisers are aiming for more than 100 entries in this year’s event which has kindly been sponsored by Howard Cundey Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, Asda, Warburtons and Wellbeing People.

Howard Cundey Partner Tim Foulkes said: “With a network of offices based around the counties covered by the Air Ambulance, we are delighted to be the main sponsors of the charity’s 2013 Double 100.

“We look forward to welcoming the weary riders to our Forest Row branch which is going to be a much-needed feeding station on the day.”

The Double 100 is open to regular and occasional cyclists with feeding stations along the scenic route. To register go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk/FundRaising/Double100CycleChallenge. For more information call Julie Clare on 01622 833833 or email juliec@kssairambulance.org.uk