Phil's Ride

Phil's Ride 2024 for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Fundraising for East Anglian Air Ambulance
raised of £18,292 target
Phil's Ride, 25 August 2024
In memory of Phil Beeton
East Anglian Air Ambulance

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We are a lifesaving emergency service to the people across East Anglia


Phil's Ride started in 2016 as a memorial ride for Phil Beeton who sadly lost his life in an RTC in October 2015. Due to the swift action of the EAAA attending the RTC, they were instrumental in saving Phil's nephews life, Jack.

Jack is alive today because of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Phil's Ride has gone from strength to strength. The first ride in 2016 saw a pilgrimage of motorcycles undertake a return ride to Blakeney which is where Phil and Jane (Phil's partner) used to ride for leisure days out. Also on this day, not wanting to be left out because they didn't have an engine, a collection of cyclists rode a local route also in commemoration.

This first ride in 2016 set the precedence for the following years and every year we've rode in Phil's memory raising money for the EAAA with not just a large ride on August Bank Holiday Sunday, but other events throughout the year including car washes, BBQ's, bucket waving and cycling challenges undertaking by some of the team such cycling the 197 mile perimiter of Norfolk in 24 hours and cycling 397 miles from St. Ives Cambridgeshire to St. Ives Cornwall in 3 days.

So far, Phil's Ride has raised a total of £127,439.51 for the EAAA in 8 years and we'd like to think as the event grows, we'll be doing this for many more years to come.

About the charity

East Anglian Air Ambulance

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East Anglian Air Ambulance is a 24/7 helicopter emergency medical service covering Beds, Cambs, Norfolk and Suffolk. EAAA doesn't receive regular government funding, each mission costs on average £3,750 and we need to raise £19m a year from charitable donations to continue our lifesaving service.

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