Truro School’s Head of Art, Mr Meads, has this week announced that he will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats in aid of the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Mr Meads’ son, Charlie, will also be joining his dad on the 950 mile journey.
Setting off on Sunday 26 July, the pair will cycle through some of the most mountainous regions in the UK.
Working for the RNLI as a lifeguard on Perranporth beach, Mr Meads has had first-hand experience in calling upon the Air Ambulance and understands its importance to Cornwall.
Mr Meads said:
‘The Cornwall Air Ambulance has really saved our bacon on Perranporth beach a number of times. They are such a great cause and I felt the need to do something to support them.’
‘We can only help a casualty if the emergency services are able to get to us quickly and this can be difficult – particularly when the roads are congested during the summer months. The Cornwall Air Ambulance service is amazing and is essential in this part of the country.’
The pair have set an initial target of £500 but are optimistic that they can raise significantly more.
Charlie has never attempted such a journey before but is keen to do it as a major challenge for such a worthy cause.
Mr Meads finished by saying:
‘Next year my son will probably be at that age where he probably won’t even want to hang out with me – so we want to get that quality dad and son experience and what better way to do it!’
How to Sponsor
You can sponsor Mr Meads and his son through their Just Giving fundraising page.