The Hampshire Hilly Hundred

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is a flying life support system. Since HIOWAA’s first mission in July 2007, we have flown over 4500 missions, many of them life saving. Our highly skilled crew consists of a pilot with a doctor and senior paramedic or 2 senior paramedics. They have the ability and equipment on board to provide life-saving emergency treatment in often treacherous conditions and problematic locations in an area covering 1600 square miles HIOWAA’s specialist skills are in constant demand and every effort is being made to enhance and expand our service to meet emerging needs.

We receive no government or national lottery funding, and rely on the kindness of donations from the public and companies of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nearly 20% of our calls are to sporting related injuries and accidents, we have always been strongly supported by the cycling community and were delighted to be the chosen charity for the Hampshire Hilly Hundred in 2014.

At the Hampshire Hilly Hundred, HIOWAA are proud to help run the feed stations and join in with a fantastic day of cycling. Thank you for your continuing support.

Below: HHH organiser, Tim Wilks and HIOWAA Event Fundraiser, Sophie Gunner,with paramedics John Gamblin and Tom Maxwell, and pilot, Stuart Mayor.

A regular HHH rider writes:

I had a serious accident four years ago whilst training for the HHH. I was on my bike. I stopped to let a lorry pass. He was driving very carefully. As he was passing me I lost my balance and fell under the lorry. The driver stopped and saved my life but parked on my pelvis which was smashed in many places. The air ambulance was called and they saved my life. I mean it, without them I was a gonner. Eventually I was plated, screwed and pinned back together. I am a bit wonky but cycling has helped my recovery enormously. Anyway since then, I managed to struggle around the short route two years ago, and last year I did the century in record time. This year I want to beat that time: 6.45. It is my local sportive and I love it .
Max Rollitt


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