Cycle ride thank you to air ambulance

Dave Jefferson and his fellow cyclists arrive back at the Gelato Lounge for ice cream after the 154-mile bike ride.
Dave Jefferson and his fellow cyclists arrive back at the Gelato Lounge for ice cream after the 154-mile bike ride.

A Market Weighton man, along with 12 other cyclists, has completed a 154-mile bike ride to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Dave Jefferson undertook the challenge, which took place around Yorkshire, as a thank you to the emergency service for saving his life. The event brought in more than £1,100 and the final amount is likely to increase as donations come in.

The ride was held exactly a year since he had a terrible cycling accident near North Dalton.

Mr Jefferson suffered a bleed on his brain, broke eight ribs and his collar bone, and had severe burns to his shoulder and knees.

Mr Jefferson’s daughter Kirsty said: “My dad was in Castle Hill Hospital for a week and without the air ambulance and his cycling helmet, he wouldn’t have made it.

“We would just like to congratulate the lads on their amazing success.

“The group finished at the Gelato Lounge for ice cream and were met by an amazing crowd.”