Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 19th March 2014

Salisbury Motorcycle and Light Car Club will be raising money for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance through a fundraising event that will take place on 13 April, the Salisbury Journal reported.

The Five Valleys Run will start from the Salisbury Livestock Market and will cover around 90 miles through Wiltshire and Dorset. One pound from each entry will be donated to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance provides a helicopter emergency medical service throughout the county, with its crew working closely with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) land crews and other emergency crew with the goal to provide the best possible medical care.

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance can reach anywhere in Wiltshire within nine minutes, which means that when a call comes in, the ambulance can reach the patient within eleven minutes, as it takes two minutes for the helicopter to scramble. The speed of the helicopter combined with skilled staff can be the difference between life and death.

The Salisbury Motorcycle Club was formed in 1921 and was first known as the Sarum and District Motorcycle Club. The club’s interest at that time was motorcycle trials, but in 1928 the club included all forms of motorcycle sports.

In 1930 the club re-named itself to the Salisbury Motor Club and catered not just for bikes, but also for light cars, which became very popular at the time. Finally, in 1959 the club once again changed its name and became the Salisbury Motorcycle and Light Car Club.