News / Events Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge About the Event Our Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge will take place on Sunday 12th May 2019. The Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge is the Charity’s only fundraising event, raising vital funds to help critically ill or injured patients. Last year, the event raised over £62,000! A huge thank you to all those who took part, raised sponsorship or donated, your support is truly incredible! The event, which is not a race, involves a challenging 54-mile cycle ride which starts at Watchet Harbour in the North and ends at West Bay in the South, following a wonderfully scenic route through the beautiful Somerset and Dorset countryside. With a mixture of quiet back roads, interspersed with some very demanding climbs and equally hairy descents, the event has something to offer for everyone! This ever-popular event is renowned for being an emotional and inspiring day out for everyone involved. That’s no surprise given the fact that many of the cyclists include patients who have experienced the work of the air ambulance first-hand and those who take part in memory of a loved one. Others get involved as part of a team or simply want to challenge themselves and support the Charity in return. Because this is designed to be a challenge and not a race, there is no pressure on those who are amateur or occasional cyclists. For health and Safety reasons, our annual Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge offers a maximum participation of 600 cyclists and two different distances: 54 miles—commencing in the picturesque historic Somerset town of Watchet and finishing in the beautiful seaside resort of West Bay. 11 miles—commencing in the Dorset village of Drimpton and finishing in West Bay Liaising with parishes along the route, we try to involve all communities and have pit stops at various points along the route to provide sustenance to the cyclists and provide safe areas for friends and family members to show their support to those taking part. With the support of West Somerset and West Dorset District Councils, Avon & Somerset and Dorset Police we pride ourselves on offering an event which is registered and insured with British Cycling.