GTH staff swapped their office attire for cycling gear as they embarked upon the gruelling Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge in aid of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance on Sunday, September 5.

The event marked the start of Air Ambulance Week and the 600 cyclists taking part had the option of an 11-mile or 55 mile route.

Claire Alers-Hankey, George Bone, Fiona Laramy, and Catherine Wood set off from Washford in West Somerset and embarked on the 55-mile route ending in West Bay in Dorset. Between them they raised over £3,200 for the charity.

The event is a crucial fundraiser for the charity, which had to be postponed last year because of the pandemic.

It is the only fundraising event run directly by the air ambulance charity and they are urging participants to raise funds through sponsorship.

The event is a challenge rather than a race and so attracts cyclists of all ages and abilities.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt supported this vital cause by contributing towards the efforts of the firm’s four cyclists. Somerset, Dorset and Devon Air Ambulances are GTH's chosen charities this year and there are other events planned over the next few months to add to the fundraising total.

To find out how to support West Country air ambulances please visit https://www.dsairambulance.org.uk/ and https://www.daat.org/