“It’s such a vital service and it’s under threat as funding is being cut from the government. I wanted to choose a trip that was a true challenge – and would help raise money and awareness for such a worthy cause.”
The 4,500-mile route will see the pair ride through Denmark, following the eastern seaboard of Norway up to and beyond the Arctic Circle and on to Nordkapp. From there, the pair will turn south and travel up to the Russian border then on via Sweden, along the coastline of the Baltic Sea and back to the UK via Denmark, arriving back at the Avebury stone circle on 7 June.
“It’s a wonderful cause and one hell of a ride, but one which we hope will help save lives in the future,” says Dave, who stepped up to the challenge after Neil’s original co-rider was injured in an RTA last year, surviving thanks to Wiltshire Air Ambulance services.