The RAC supports Midlands Air Ambulance Charity's Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival

The RAC supports Midlands Air Ambulance Charity's Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival
The RAC is supporting local lifesaving Midlands Air Ambulance Charity by becoming an official event partner for the pre-hospital emergency service’s highly anticipated Bike4Life 2022 Ride Out and Festival.

The event, which sees 3,500 bikers participate in a 23-mile convoy from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury to the home of Bike4Life, RAF Cosford, is due to take place on Sunday 24th April 2022. This year, the return of the event not only sees it officially mark its tenth anniversary, but the charity is pleased to announce that The RAC are official event partners for the 2022 event.

Pam Hodgetts, corporate partnerships manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “Bike4Life has been a key event in our fundraising events calendar for ten years. This year, we expect it to be bigger and better than ever.

“Our aircrew frequently attend incidents involving bikers so to see them out in convoy, raising awareness of the work we do, is an unbelievable spectacle. We really appreciate the support of The RAC, whose crews also attend those in need of assistance at the roadside.

“By becoming an event partner, The RAC will kindly help cover event costs, meaning that we will be able to make even more lifesaving missions possible in the future."

Each year it costs in excess of £10 million just to keep the charity’s three helicopters and two critical care cars operational. Each air ambulance mission costs £2,950 on average and each critical care car mission costs £288, which is entirely funded by the generosity of the general public and local businesses.

The sooner a patient receives enhanced pre-hospital emergency care on-scene, the greater their chances of survival and the better their outcome.

Phil Ryan, business roadside managing director for The RAC, added: “Bikers are amongst the most vulnerable road-users and this important event highlights and recognises the vital role Midlands Air Ambulance Charity plays in bringing hospital level care to critically ill and injured patients every year.

“We could not be happier to pledge our support yet again and hope bikers turn out in strong numbers to raise as much money as possible for the pre-hospital emergency service."

It costs just £10 to take part, with the proceeds helping to make missions possible for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Numbers are strictly limited to 3,500 bikers and places are allocated on a first come first serve basis. To book, visit: bike4lifefest.com

To find out more about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s vital, lifesaving work in your local area, visit midlandsairambulance.com and follow the organisation on social media.

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