A cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End will be taking place in July to raise money for the Countryside Air Ambulance Appeal (CAAA).

The CAAA was set up by Wayne Clark to raise funds for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulances and the Countryside Alliance.

Wayne told H&H: “I was the first one in our local air ambulance on 1 October 2003 after I was kicked badly by a horse, and I wanted to do something to repay them.

“I got to hospital in six minutes instead of 45 thanks to the air ambulance. Everyone who rides horses always has accidents in the back of their minds.”

The ride will take 12 days of cycling and is estimated to be about 1,020 miles.

Wayne added: “We are setting off on 5 July and are sure this will probably feel like the ‘Tour de France’! We are hoping to cover 85 miles a day at an average speed of 14 miles an hour.

“There are five teenagers and four oldies — all we need is a little fitness, motivation, support, donations and some better looks as not to frighten the locals!

“On the 16 July we are looking for as many people as possible to join us cycling over the Severn Bridge.”

For more information visit: www.caaa.co.uk