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South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) Chief Executive, Will Hancock, and 21 other ambulance service staff, partners and suppliers took to their bikes on Sunday, 7 July, for a 50-mile cycle to raise funds for the South Central Ambulance Charity.

The route took the SCAS peloton around some of the beautiful North Oxfordshire countryside and whilst the weather was a little warmer than the riders had hoped for, all returned safely despite some physical and mechanical problems.

Will Hancock said: “As well as marking a significant birthday for me this year, the Challenge 50 idea was also a great way for the SCAS team to do something enjoyable and healthy, whilst raising vital funds for our Charity.”

Will is going to be leading a second group of riders tackling a Challenge 50 from the Trust’s offices in Otterbourne, Hampshire, this Sunday (21 July), on a 50-mile route that promises to be significantly hillier than the Oxfordshire ride.

A number of other staff have been inspired to tackle their own ‘Challenge 50’ task to help reach Will’s target of raising £3,000 for the SCAS Charity.

All money raised by the South Central Ambulance Charity is used to fund services, projects and equipment that is not supplied by the Government’s NHS Funding. The Charity’s three key objectives are:

  • To provide equipment and training for volunteer first responders
  • To build awareness of lifesaving skills and defibrillators in our communities
  • To support SCAS staff with new equipment and better working environments

If you would like to support our staff on their Challenge 50 journey, please visit:

More information about the SCAS Charity can be found at



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