John Horton embarks on BEARSycle Challenge

John Horton, a paramedic with Essex based, BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service (BEARS) and a Trustee of BASICS is undertaking a tough three-day cycle challenge to celebrate 45 years of the voluntary immediate care schemes across the eastern region.

The BEARSycle Challenge will see John use an elliptical bike as he travels 120 miles across East Anglia over the course of 20th, 21st and 22nd September. His planned route will take him to other immediate care scheme areas, as well as the BASICS headquarters at Turret House.

His journey will start at Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) on the Snetterton Racing Circuit before leading him to Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) base in Woolpit, Suffolk. He’ll then finish the day by arriving at the BASICS HQ in Ipswich. On the 21st, he plans to cycle the 33 miles to the BEARS base at Notley near Braintree.

From here, his third day will be a 30-mile journey to The Kings Head at High Beech near Loughton where the BEARS Anniversary Gala Event will be taking place.

John has been working with BASICS for 25 years and BEARS for 8 years and wants to remind members of the public of the vital work that all BASICS schemes provide to their local areas, while highlighting the lack of government funding and the need for public donations.

The BASICS Team are impressed by the challenge and wish John good luck!

To support John Horton on his challenge, visit his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bearsyclechallenge

To find out more about BEARS, visit their website here: http://bearsmedics.org.uk/

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