Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Air Ambulance Week car and bike rally

A motoring enthusiast is spearheading a fourth charity car drive this Sunday to celebrate national Air Ambulance Week (September 24th – 30th).

The 40-mile trip will start at The Cock Inn at Isfield, East Sussex, and finish at Spa Valley Railway in Eridge, Kent - taking in all four counties covered by Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

The procession will include a Triumph Spitfire, a Jaguar MK II, a 1965 VW Campervan, an Alfa Romeo Spider, classic minis and what is believed to be the oldest surviving Austin Maxi 1750.

Organiser Richard Grant said: “I run a Twitter page that provides traffic information called @travelnewsouth and it is a sad fact that we regularly provide updates of nasty accidents attended by Air Ambulances.”

In 2010, Richard and his friend James Firth embarked on a whistlestop tour of Air Ambulance helicopter bases in the UK.

Last year, they held a rally through the Sussex countryside from Shoreham Airport to the Lavender Line and in March they drove from Land’s End to John O’Groats in a 15-year-old banger, all in aid of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

Drivers and bikers on two, three and four wheels are invited to turn up this Sunday and pay a registration fee of just £5 per car or bike.

Coffee and bacon rolls will be served at The Cock Inn pub at 10.30am before the convoy sets off at 11am. For more information call Richard on 07540 785042 or email

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