Wales Air Ambulance are asking supporters to take on a cycling challenge, taking fundraisers on a stunning ride through the diverse and beautiful Welsh countryside, stopping at each of the charity’s airbases.

The Air Base Challenge is helping to raise lifesaving donations for Wales Air Ambulance, helping to fund the charity’s helicopter missions across Wales.

The cycling challenge takes fundraisers from the Wales Air Ambulance airbase in Caernarfon, through Bala to the WAA Welshpool airbase, before cycling to the finish line at the charity’s Llanelli airbase.

Fundraisers will cycle over the course of three days, taking on the diverse and challenging landscape that Wales Air Ambulance tackles every day during its operations.

Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “The Air Base Challenge is helping us to raise the £6.5million needed every year to keep our helicopters flying.

“Each one of our missions costs around £1,500, funded by the kind donations we receive from the people of Wales.

“By taking on the Air Base Challenge, not only are you taking on a huge fitness challenge but you are helping to save lives.”

The 212-mile cycling fundraising covers the length and breadth of Wales - from the legendary peaks of Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons, through to the flat and undulating landscapes of the border counties.

Mark said: “By cycling across the country by taking part in the Air Base Challenge, you can keep our four helicopters flying across Wales.

“You can take on the adventure with friends, colleagues, as part of a club, or by yourself. It is a fantastic fundraising challenge that will help support a vital lifesaving service.”

If you would like to take part in the Air Base Challenge, or would like to find out more, please call 0300 0152 999 or email [email protected].