** Event postponed due to Covid-19**
Should the ride not happen, all money raised thus far will still be donated to the WAA
Later in 2020, Dave will be taking on a cycle ride in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance which will follow a route from the North Wales base at Caernarvon, through to the base at Welshpool, then on to the Llanelli base and finally finishing at the Cardiff base.
Why cycling and why the Wales Air Ambulance?
Back in 2001, a now good friend, Simon Richardson, was involved in a road traffic accident whilst out riding close to his then, hometown of Porthcawl. His injuries were numerous, with his legs and back being severly injured
and he was left with no feeling down his left side. Not being one to be easily beaten, Simon started riding again in 2005 as a para-athlete. His drive to push himself, despite his life changing injuries, culminated in him winning 2 gold and 1 silver medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
On an early August morning in 2011, whilst in training for London 2012, Simon was once again involved in another RTA. This time, he had been struck - at speed - by a hit-and-run drunk driver on the A48 and callously left for dead. Simon's injuries this time were life threatening and it was probably only due to the
intervention of the Wales Air Ambulance that Simon is still alive today.
Since that moment, Simon has been a patron for the WAA and is actively and continually raising funds for the charity.
Dave was honoured to be asked to accompany Simon on the aforementioned ride and is therefore raising funds
the best way he knows - by offering up the sporting images we have captured, with all proceeds going to the WAA charity. Any and all support you can give would be hugely appreciated!