Stuart Norris, Technical Product Manager at Portakabin, has completed a 1,500km cycle from London to Edinburgh and back to raise vital funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA), of which Portakabin have been long-term supporters, is a life-saving rapid response emergency service providing emergency care to 5 million people across 4 million acres of Yorkshire.

Last week, Stuart cycled the Audax London to Edinburgh cycle route which is an organised 1,500km route from London to Edinburgh and back again. Following six months of training, he rode on his trusted bike which has clocked over 60,000 miles over the years.

The event took place over five days and riders had 125 hours to complete the journey. The ride is held once every four years and is one of Britain’s toughest challenges.

“I enjoyed, I endured, I laughed, I cried, passed through some great landscapes and I met some great new people from all around the world,” said Stuart,

As an avid cyclist, Stuart is no stranger to long-distance cycle rides. He has previously cycled Land’s End to John O’ Groats, the Coast to Coast challenge and the Way of the Roses which was 171 miles in a single day.

Over the years, he has raised nearly £10,000 for YAA and through this challenge has raised a further £7,000 for the charity.

When asked why he supports Yorkshire Air Ambulance, he said: “I really appreciate what the YAA does for the people of Yorkshire. It is a fantastic service - I can’t believe that they are a charity.

Rob Scott, East Yorkshire Regional Fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We cannot thank Stuart enough for his support and generosity over the years.

As an independent charity, it costs YAA £12,000 a day to keep both helicopters maintained and in the air and fundraisers like Stuart’s cycle ride are the life-blood of our service, not only raising vital funds but spreading awareness of the service we provide across Yorkshire and beyond.”

Click here to donate to Stuart’s Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraiser. 

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