Shaun’s pride at completing Tour of Suffolk cycle ride for East Anglian Air Ambulance

PUBLISHED: 21:30 15 May 2017 | UPDATED: 21:31 15 May 2017

Double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter completes his 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter completes his 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Double amputee Shaun Whiter said it felt “amazing” to have completed the 150-mile Tour of Suffolk.

Double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter with supporters at Portman Road. Picture: GREGG BROWN Double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter with supporters at Portman Road. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Former Newmarket Town footballer Mr Whiter lost both his legs after being hit by a dangerous driver in July last year, but took part in the cycling event on a hand bike.

“It was great, probably one of the best events I’ve done,” he said at the end of the two-day event at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road stadium last night. “It was tough – enjoyable the first day but then wind, rain, hills and all the rest.”

Double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter completes his 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN Double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter completes his 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN

He added it was “100%” something he would do again and was proud to have completed the challenge, along with around 100 other participants including former ITFC players Russell Osman, Titus Bramble and Alan Lee.

Mr Whiter was raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance to thank it for its work in saving his life. National charity Prostate Cancer UK and the Friends of Ipswich Town also benefitted from the fundraising tour.

Shaun Whiter after completing his 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN Shaun Whiter after completing his 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Shaun Whiter being congratulated after the 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN Shaun Whiter being congratulated after the 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Shaun Whiter. Picture: GREGG BROWN Shaun Whiter. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Crash victim Shaun Whiter arriving in Ipswich at the end of his Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN Crash victim Shaun Whiter arriving in Ipswich at the end of his Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter finishes his Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN Double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter finishes his Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Supporters celebrate as double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter completes his 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN Supporters celebrate as double amputee crash victim Shaun Whiter completes his 150-mile Tour of Suffolk. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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