11 January 2019

Southampton Airport Fire Service Charity Event

In June 2019, Members of the Airport Fire Service at Southampton will be undertaking a mammoth challenge in support of our local Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Service. You may not be aware but the Air Ambulance Services provided across the country are non-government funded and only survive due to charitable donations

The challenge we have set ourselves is to visit all 3 of the airports in the AGS Group as part of a cycle event finishing at Southampton International Airport. 

I guess you may be wondering where the ‘mammoth’ part of the challenge is… It’s all about ‘location, location, location’. The AGS Airport Group has the greatest demographic distance between its most Northerly location in Aberdeen and its most Southerly location in Southampton via a ‘small’ diversion to Glasgow Airport.  As a thank you for all the hard work they do, we have also planned a scheduled stop on the final leg of our journey to see the flight crew, doctors, paramedics and staff that help make up Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, located at Thruxton Airport in Hampshire.

Six members of Southampton’s Airport Fire service will cycle the complete distance within 6 days, covering approximately 655 miles on the way. This means that each rider will need to complete over 100 miles each day. This is the cycling equivalent of running the London marathon, without taking into consideration the terrain of the Scottish boarders, Lake District & Pennines.

As part of our journey and to make this possible, we would like to invite sponsorship or charitable donations from local businesses in any form.  If you would like to be part of our journey please contact Station Manager John Foskett on 02380 627205 or via email at

Sponsorship opportunities

  • £100 towards cyclist provisions
  • £200 towards accommodation
  • £300 towards cyclist clothing

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