Thursday 15 June 2023

Our cycling aficionados were out in force supporting the Race from the Base charity cycling event

Garador's cycling team and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance pilots

We do enjoy a good cycling event at Garador! We've got a fair few avid cyclists working across the company, so when the opportunity to take part in the Race from the Base cycling challenge, well we just couldn't resist. And what's more, its all in aid of a really worthwhile cause which is the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. 

We formed a team of 6 Garador cyclists and even got some cycling gear to look the part so we could really give it our best shot. With three possible courses to choose from, including a 30km short, 60km cruise and 100km climb, the guys had plenty of options to get stuck into, and in the end opted for a more balanced course with the 60km cruise. Still taxing enough, but not quite as exhausting as the long route.

Team Garador at the start line, ready to go!

Everyone headed down to Henstridge Airfield in Somerset, on the morning of Saturday 10th June, where they were greeted by glorious sunshine and blue skies, perfect weather for cycling! After a quick drink and an ice cream, as well as a chat to the chaps from the air ambulance crew they were off!

Find out more about Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and the excellent work they do for the local community. They are a vital charity that helps critically ill or injured patients across Dorset and Somerset. On average, they attend about 8-10 incidents every day, ranging from road traffic collisions, cardiac arrests, strokes, falls, industrial accidents and more. They rely on public donations to keep flying and saving lives.