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Unique 300-mile cycle art in support of London Air Ambulance

A group of cyclists have completed a 315-mile odyssey around and through the City of London to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance (LAA).

Grant Incles and Kevin Digby

26 September 2016

A group of cyclists have completed a 315-mile odyssey around and through the City of London to raise money for London’s Air Ambulance (LAA).

The riders, put together by the cycling claims team at Leigh Day drew a Helipad around the M25 and through the boroughs and centre of London, symbolic of the area in which the LAA operates, raising crucial awareness for the charity and so far over £6000 in sponsorship.

A group of six riders started in Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire and rode clockwise around the outside of the M25 on a complex route, touching four of the home Counties and taking them as far South as Dorking and through St. Albans as well as using the cycling infrastructure of central London to design the H.

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A short break for Grant and Kevin from the cycling team after 228 miles

The team climbed over 3,500m in total, the equivalent of riding to the top of Ben Nevis almost 3 times. Distance and mechanicals saw only three riders complete the full route including Grant Incles, the head of the Leigh Day cycling team in London as well as solicitor Rory McCarron from the team.

Support throughout the ride was provided by other members of Leigh Day and friends of the firm including keen cycling rights defender Martin Porter QC.

The group set off from Hoddesdon at 7:15 pm on Thursday 22nd September and completed the ride at 9:05 pm on Friday 23rd September, a total of 20 hours on the bike.

Grant Incles, Partner in the cycle team at Leigh Day said:

“We really wanted to do something to show our thanks for the work that London’s Air Ambulance does and this felt like a unique way to put our appreciation on the map.

“However, we couldn’t know just what a massive task we had taken on, we lost a few cyclists to broken bikes and the exhaustion of riding for a full day and night without sleep.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported us and those who have sponsored us, people can still donate to support the Air Ambulance which saves so many lives every year.”

To support London Air Ambulance please click here to make a donation

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