A STUDENT who was saved by air ambulance crews is appealing for cyclists raise money for the service.

Christopher Woodhams, 22, from Sidcup was struck by a passing car in Dartford while training for charity bike ride in June 2010 and sustained significant pelvis and head injuries.

He was given emergency anaesthetic – usually done in hospital - at the roadside and spent three weeks in intensive care.

He is now urging riders to take part in the Air Ambulance’s 100mile or 100km Double 100 Bike Challenge on June 10.

He said: “The helicopters are often called to cyclists injured on the road and on the North and South Downs so this is a great way of saying thank you to the crew for helping them in their hour of need.”

Registration costs £25 and minimum sponsorship is required. Contact project manager Corinne Hitching on 07784 229717 or e-mail corinneh@kssairambulance.org.uk.