Oxford firefighters to get on their bikes for charity

Firefighters at Oxford’s Slade Park Fire Station are to cycle 350 miles for charity, but they won’t be going anywhere!  

The pedal power crew, in partnership with the Gym Group, will be on static bikes, set up at Headington Retail Park – next door to Homebase near Costa Coffee – on Monday 20 December.

Henry Bosley, Watch Manager at Slade Park Fire Station, and organiser of the event explains: “Our team of six cyclists, made up of firefighters supported by family and friends, will be cycling an equivalent length of the English Channel, raising money for the many good causes supported by the Fire Fighters Charity.

“It’ll be exhausting but hugely rewarding. We’ll cycle in relays taking short rest periods. When we combine the distance covered by each of us, it should be well over the target 350 miles.

“We’ll also be using the event to raise awareness of our anti-drink/drug driving campaign, plus promoting fire safety in the home; it so important at Christmas when candles and decorations create extra risks.”

Henry and his colleagues will be available to talk to anyone interested in a career with Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service.

For further information, email Henry.Bosley@Oxfordshire.gov.uk

Fundraising donations can be made through JustGiving.


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