WGC woman previously saved by Herts Air Ambulance set for charity cycle

PUBLISHED: 10:44 23 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:13 23 March 2016

Kate Oliver training for her charity cycle for the Herts Air Ambulance

Kate Oliver training for her charity cycle for the Herts Air Ambulance


A Welwyn Garden City woman who was left unable to walk or talk after a road accident in 2010 is preparing to cycle over 200 miles to raise money for her “life savers” the Herts Air Ambulance.

Ahead of the cycle in July, airlifted patient Kate Oliver, 26, and her brother Steven, are getting ready to cycle 203 miles from London to Paris by cycling three times a week, training at the gym and swimming.

Kate was airlifted by Herts Air Ambulance back in October 2010 following a serious car crash on Cole Green Lane, Welwyn, where her car collided with a tree.

Crews from the East of England Ambulance Service and the Herts Air Ambulance started treating her at the roadside to stabilise her, before airlifting her to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Kate suffered serious head injuries but has made a remarkable recovery and is now set to take on the challenge of a lifetime in aid of the charity.

She said: “I cannot thank the crew enough for saving my life in October 2010. After suffering a traumatic brain injury they quickly transported me to Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge where I was a patient for eight weeks. Without them and the fantastic staff at Addenbrooke’s I would never have survived.

“I cannot wait to cycle the ‘London 2 Paris’ and raise as much money as I can for my life savers. It’s going to be hard work but I’m up for the challenge.”

Kate has currently raised over £3,000 for the charity and is hoping to raise even more. To sponsor her visit http://bit.ly/1MjehmJ

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