Christchurch-based Apple Home Improvements has pledged its support for the ‘Ladies who ride…ride hard’ motorbike charity race, in aid of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Taking place on Saturday September 22, the south’s leading home improvements company has provided all of the high-vis jackets for the marshalls and stewards of this women-only, around the Isle of Wight race.

Jenny Shannahan-Creasey, sales and leads co-ordination manager for Apple Home Improvements, says: “The air ambulance is totally self-funded and can only keep going with help from the community and local businesses like Apple Home Improvements.”

A keen rider herself for more than 20 years, Jenny will be joining the ranks of women racing to raise money for this worthy cause.

Jenny explains: “I enjoy the power and freedom of riding my bike so I jumped at the chance to get involved to keep the charity going and possibly help save another biker’s life.”

The Air Ambulance helicopter is called out many times a day and these missions are often lifesaving, providing a quick response to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and other incidents throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

For those travelling from Southampton to East Cowes for the event, Red Funnel Ferries will be offering a 25 per cent reduction. Kicking off from East Cowes at 10.30am, the lady bikers will follow a pre-arranged route with three designated stops around the island for refreshments and donation collection. After the ride the Highdown Inn will be hosting a hog roast and entertainment for the weary but triumphant riders.

To help Jenny and her fellow lady bikers in their quest, please go to to donate, quoting Apple and your name.