1 month to go: Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2015!

April 17, 2015 by Lara Lucas

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It’s exactly one month until our Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge 2015 gets underway on Sunday 17th May. Preparations for the event are in full swing and we are hoping that this year will be the best Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge yet!

The 54 mile cycle ride will leave from Watchet Harbour in Somerset at 11:00am for club enthusiasts and at 11:15am for the less experienced riders and finish at West Bay in Dorset. A shorter 11 mile route begins at Drimpton in Dorset at 2:00pm and also finishes at West Bay.

With a mixture of quiet back roads, interspersed with some demanding hill climbs and equally hairy descents, the event has something to offer for everyone.

Tina Viksna, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager said:  “We are delighted that so many people want to take part in this event.  With only 600 places available, demand is always high and it is usually sold out within a few days of registration being open.  Last year, the cyclists helped raise over £60,000 by encouraging their friends and family to sponsor them and we really hope that they can top that this year.

“Additionally, we hope that the public will come out in support of the cyclists, cheering them on at the starting point, along the route and at the finishing line celebrations at West Bay.”

In addition to the fundraising and sponsorship of the cyclists, donations can be made in support of this event online or by mobile phone by texting COAS05 £5 to 70070.

To view the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge route, click here.