Monthind Clean’s Health & Safety Officer Chris Brown has completed the gruelling Tour de Broads 100-mile bike ride challenge for the second year running in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity. The event sees around 3000 riders take to the Norfolk roads, taking in four rivers and 16 Broads, with a combination of routes and distances. Chris opted for the most challenging 100-mile route, completing it in just one day and smashing his £350 target to raise £555 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) charity.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is a 365-day-a-year helicopter emergency medical service covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The charity receives no regular funds from the government, and needs to raise £11.3m in charitable donations every year to continue operating.
Chris said: “I wanted to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity’s incredible work; they are literally saving lives every day. I had an initial target of £350 so I am really happy to have raised over two hundred pounds more thanks to so many generous donations. I knew that cycling a hundred miles would be a challenge so I trained all summer, building up to longer rides leading up to the event.”