A tragic victim from a car accident in 2007 is being honoured by three friends who are planning a cycling event to raise funds for an air ambulance charity.
Alistair Nutting, Trevor Court, Paul Hooper and Dean Beauchamp will be cycling to Lands End as a tribute to their friend, 23-year-old Ryan Lee. Ryan was driving home when the accident occurred.
Two air ambulance teams turned arrived at the scene of the accident and transported him to a local hospital. Unfortunately, he didn’t survive. His parents were with him at the time of his death.
The three friends are in training for the ride which will see them cover between 150 and 200 miles in seven days.
Dean, a police officer from Walsgrave, said that they are all excited to be involved in the ride and aim to raise a lot of money for the charity:
“We cycle most days working it around our shifts at work. It is challenging, especially with recent weather conditions. We are hoping to get as much publicity as possible to raise awareness of the importance of the air ambulance. Our friend Ryan Lee sadly passed away in 2007 and this year marks five years since his untimely death, and so we wanted to do something really challenging to mark the occasion.”
Ryan’s family and friends get together every year in order to arrange events in the honour of Ryan and to raise funds for the air ambulance at the same time. Previous events have included charity auctions and golf tournaments.