His son Jonny told social media: “In January this year Dad had a serious accident, resulting in life changing injuries. On the day, the Air Ambulance were tasked and on site very quickly and without them it could have been a different story! Dad always appreciated the work of the Air Ambulance, and it’s fair to say he’s an even bigger supporter of the service now! The Air Ambulance in Northern Ireland is a relatively new service, with it’s first tasking in July 2017. Everyday it costs in the region of £5,500 to keep this service operational. To show our thanks, Jim Adams and a few others in the cycling community are organising the Ride for Raymond cyclo-cross event in January 2023, to raise money for the Air Ambulance. Please show your support for this event by riding, entering the raffle or just donating to the event itself! A just giving link will be shared once set up!”

There will be a variety of races held on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Cyclocross NI, Portadown. From junior to senior races, it will be a fun-filled day for all. We will also be having a host of prizes to give away in our raffle, keep an eye out for more info on this soon and a day of all round fun and good craic. More information about how to sign up for the races, get raffle tickets, and learn about our fantastic prizes will be available soon.

May be an image of 3 people, bicycle, outdoors and text that says 'AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY EASTANTRIMCC Audi yding ON-RO udi IsaacAg saac υರ RAMOND Ride Cyclocross racing for kids to adults all in support for Air Ambulance NI Date: 22nd January 2023 Sign on: 9am Location: cyclocross NI, Portadown AIR AMBULANCE LAND CHARITY'

The Belgian Project will be there for tunes and commentary, and we wave our fee off-course, as one day it could be us !! We miss you Raymond