Matt Moran

SimonStrong fundraising for Wales Air Ambulance

Posted by Matt Moran on Apr 06, 2012

It's been a while since we've had an update from Simon Richardson so it was good to see an email drop into my inbox telling me about just some of the great things he has planned this year and next.

As always with Simon, it's look forward - never back, and so he has started to arrange a number of fundraising activities to help raise money for Wales Air Ambulance - the organisation and people who saved Simon's life.

Simon is still not able to ride on the road just yet but we know it's not too far away.  He's already been on the track at Newport to complete a few laps and that's given a massive boost to his recovery,

The first event which Simon will be involved in is on 15th June 2012 at the velodrome in Newport and he is looking for riders to help him complete 10 hours riding on the track.  Doors opens at 10pm and close at 8am, so definitely one for the insomniacs.  There's certain to be a great atmosphere at the track so get in touch with Simon via his @simonstrongfund twitter account or donate on his fundraising page.

Simon is also hoping to arrange similar rides at the Manchester and Calshot velodromes.

The big event for 2013, where Simon is hoping to raise a significant sum of money, is the SimonStrong Ride Around Wales - which will take place in February 2013 and cover 780 miles, visiting each of the Wales Air Amublance bases.

We wish Simon the best of luck with his events.


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