Peterborough man completes charity 1,000 mile UK tour on his scooter

Tony Green with Leanne Tyers
Tony Green with Leanne Tyers
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A Peterborough man completed a 1,000 mile tour of the UK in his scooter to raise funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).

Tony Green managed the challenge in only 19 hours, five fewer than he had expected, despite strong head winds.

Tony set off from Peterborough in the early hours of Saturday, May 9 before riding down into Surrey, across into Wales, up to Edinburgh and then back down to Peterborough.

Tony has already raised £1,500 for EAAA, with the majority donated by scooter clubs and motorcycle shops throughout the Peterborough area, as well as the help of his friends and other local businesses.

Tony said: “I did this as a personal challenge. It’s something I’d wanted to do for a while but I thought it was a great chance to raise money for a local charity.

“East Anglian Air Ambulance do a great job here in Cambridgeshire so this seemed the perfect chance to do my bit to help a critical service that any of us could need.”

Leanne Tyers, fundraising co-ordinator at EAAA, said: “Tony has done amazingly well, kept himself safe on the roads during the unfortunate weather, and we are so grateful that he chose to support us with his challenge.

“Every penny raised will allow us to continue to help save lives throughout East Anglia.”