#TeamJordan ride – Saturday 5 March 2016 – Haywards Heath, East Sussex
On August 15, 2015 Jordan set off to complete the Cotswold sportive. Just after 10am he was involved in an accident that has changed his and his family’s lives forever.
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After an incident during the event, Jordan’s life was saved by the quick and vital work of the Great Western Air Ambulance charity, as well as cyclists already on the route and the doctors who performed life-saving surgery.
The Air Ambulance charity receives no government funding, but continues to remain on standby every day of the year, attending more then 100 incidents a month, despite a constant uncertain future.
It costs £1500 to £2000 every time the Air Ambulance attends an accident and they run solely on donations and fundraising. While still life-changing, without them, Jordan’s injuries could have proved fatal. And that’s why the #TeamJordan ride at the Wiggle Ashdown Sportive is being held to raise funds and support them and their continuing good work in the west of England.
As a short version of the Wiggle Ashdown Sportive, this 18 mile charity ride crams the best cycling roads around the Ashdown Forest into one manageable outing suitable for riders of all abilities. It’s a potential taster event for those wishing to try a sportive for the first time, with a mixed selection of woodland roads and hills to tackle over a short distance. Either way, this is your chance to give it your best for a worthy charity.
Everyone is free and welcome to take part in this charity ride; all you have to do is raise money via the charity’s JustGiving page. You’ll have to raise a minimum of £30 and for that you’ll get to ride the fully supported event, plus you’ll also get the following:
FREE #TeamJordan neck scarf
FREE event photo from Sportivephoto.com
Six Physio have agreed to donate profits from the day’s massages too!
Those wishing to take part on the normal Wiggle Ashdown Sportive on the same day are free to raise money as well, but you will still have to enter the in the normal manner.