Amazing efforts for our Cumrbia Cycle ride - BEEP Doctors Cumbria - Volunteer Emergency Doctors

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Amazing efforts for our Cumrbia Cycle ride

August 28th, 2023

On Friday 18th August, a group of Doctors and friends & supporters set off from the BEEP Doctors Headquarters in Penrith on their annual around Cumbria sponsored cycle ride. The aim of the ride was to cycle around the Cumbrian border as closely as they can as this is the main area in which the Doctors from the charity respond. The route went along country lane & cycleways from Penrith to Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh, Kendal, Ulverston, Broughton-in-Furness, Gosforth, Whitehaven, Maryport, Silloth, Bowness-on-Solway, Carlisle, Warwick Bridge, Crogllin, Kirkoswald & back to Penrith. They successfully completed the 250 mile ride at 17.30 on Tuesday evening the 22nd August having averaged about 50 miles per day and thankfully without any serious incidents apart from two punctures!! They had a support vehicle in the form of one of the BEEP emergency vehicles being driven by the Chairman’s wife, Michelle, plus another campervan being driven by one of the rider’s wives, who provided all the refreshments/food. There were between four & eight riders each day and one of them, Jen, who completed the whole 250 miles, was a former patient of the BEEP Doctors having suffered a limb threatening injury to her leg after falling off her horse but who has thankfully made a full recovery due to the prompt treatment she received. Throughout the ride, we were fortunate to have a fantastic amount of support from members of the public who gave very generous donations through the Just Giving link as well as cash donations. We are very grateful indeed for everyone who contributed to the sponsored ride but we are also especially grateful to our key sponsors, A. W. Jenkinsons Forest Products, for their fantastic generosity. The money raised will be a massive boost for the Charity & will enable all the 12 doctors to continue undertaking their lifesaving work throughout Cumbria.