Monday, 10 June 2013

Roll up for Air Ambulance bike ride

Cyclists from Guildford, Betchworth and Dorking will be among the riders taking part in a charity bike ride in aid of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance next week.

Father-of-two David Lodge has signed up for the Double 100 Cycle Challenge on June 23rd – a 100-mile or 100km ride which starts and finishes at the helicopter base at Redhill Aerodrome.

David, a member of Charlotteville Cycling Club, regularly rides more than 100 miles a week and is confident he can complete the challenge in just six hours.

He said: “My longest ride in a single day was back in 1986 when I rode from Leicester to my father’s house in Milton Keynes and back again.

“I hadn’t done a century ride since then until May Day Bank holiday this year when I rode from Guildford to Brighton and back.

“The Double 100 is my first proper sponsored event and I’m actually doing a double 100 as I’m also taking part in the Ride London-Surrey 100 in August.”

Also among the riders will be a team of Air Ambulance crew members and a duo called “Over the Hill” - Julia Arrowsmith from Betchworth and Christina Burns, from Dorking.

The Double 100 is still open to regular and occasional cyclists with feeding stations along the routes.

To register go to

This year’s ride has kindly been sponsored by Howard Cundey Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, Asda, Warburtons and Wellbeing People. For more information call Julie Clare on 01622 833833 or email


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