In August this year Chris Brown, Atkins Gregory’s Health and Safety Officer will tackle the challenge of the Tour De Broads Race in Norfolk. Chris successfully took part in the 100 mile bike ride last year with Director Simon Biggs, and together raised £2,000 for Macmillan. The Tour de Broads is a fantastic event and is suitable for all ages and abilities as you can choose to ride just 3 miles or up to 100 miles. The longer route that Chris will be doing incorporates 16 Broads, 4 rivers and countless beautiful Broads National Park Villages. The 100 mile bike ride route can be seen in yellow in the image above.

This year Chris will be raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity. For people unfortunate enough to be involved in accidents or medical emergencies, the likelihood of a full recovery – perhaps even survival – can depend on the level of specialist medical care they receive and how quickly they receive it. This is where EAAA can help. Since 2000 they have attended over 20,000 lifesaving missions, touching the lives of many thousands of people. Their phenomenal crew compromises specialist pre-hospital doctors and critical-care paramedics, operating out of two high-tech helicopters from 07:00 until 19:00 from their Norwich base and from 07:00 until 01:30 from their Cambridge base. They are the first air ambulance in the country to attend helicopter emergency medical incidents in the hours of darkness to unknown and unlit sites.

Their mission:

“The relief of sickness and injury and the protection of human life by the provision of an air ambulance service within the area served by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.” – East Anglian Air Ambulance


Best of luck Chris, from all the team at Atkins Gregory. – for more information about Tour de Broads 2017 – East Anglian Air Ambulance website