100mph crash rider pays back his 'debt' to air ambulance
A motorcyclist accidentally run over by another rider in a 100mph racing crash has raised enough charity cash to repay his £4,000 'debt' to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
Tony Hoare, 39, was put in an induced coma after the accident at Cadwell Park and came round in hospital five days later.
He broke his left shoulder blade and several ribs while his lungs collapsed.
A suspected head injury meant the Bike Magazine journalist was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary after the accident last August.
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On Thursday, September 12, Mr Hoare cycled from his home in Stamford to Hull Royal Infirmary via the air ambulance base at RAF Waddington.
Then the next day he cycled with a group of fellow bike racers from Hull to Cadwell Park for a weekend race meet.
Mr Hoare, who started riding motorbikes aged 27 and began racing at 33, says he is pleased to be able to repay the cost of his ride in the air ambulance.
He said: "The bike ride was great. My friend Chris Newbigging and I completed the 102 miles from Stamford to Hull Royal Infirmary in just over 11 hours, including a stop to say hello to the people at the air ambulance.
"Then the next morning we got going again, with five of my former fellow racers, and rode 46 miles from Hull to Cadwell Park.
"It all went very smoothly, apart from having to dive on the verge near Caistor because one tanker decide to overtake another as we were coming in the other direction.
"We raised £3,723 and collections at the circuit will take us over the £4,000 target we set."