Ipswich Hospital Charity Bike Ride, Suffolk

The Ipswich Hospital Charity is an excellent charity supporting the Ipswich Hospital to provide the highest quality care.  The charity provide those ‘extras’ – some small, some large – above and beyond the scope of the NHS budget, that really make a difference.

On 26-28th June this year, the charity organised a bike ride to get out and connect with the community by cycling through every village and location that shares a name with a hospital ward.  The ride spanned three days, through 67 villages and covering 200 miles of the Suffolk countryside. Seventy cyclists took part in the 3 day challenge, and they were joined by 50 more riders on the 50-mile Sunday route.

The Ipswich Hospital Charity Chief Exec. all ready to go

The Ipswich Hospital Charity Chief Exec. all ready to go

Thumbs up and ready to ride

Thumbs up and ready to ride

The Ipswich & Aldeburgh Rapid Relief Teams were privileged to get involved in supporting this event through the following activities:

  • Manning 2x refreshments stations on the route
  • Putting up and taking down route signage
  • Marshalling
  • Broom wagon (this involved following the riders in a vehicle carrying a paramedic and bike mechanic)
On Broomwagon duties

On Broomwagon duties

Cyclists taking a well-earned rest

Cyclists taking a well-earned rest

Refreshed and ready to keep going!

Refreshed and ready to keep going!

The support of the RRT was extremely well received and we are looking forward to working with the charity on future events.  For more details, click on the video below:

 

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