This page provides important information for cyclists who successfully enter and gain a place on our Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge, please take time to read the information before the event.

You can also download the information included on this page via our Official Event Manual

Start Times/Timetable

Time

Activity

Location

07:30 hrs

Coach/Bike transport leaves West Bay to Watchet

Station Yard Car Park, West Bay

09:00 hrs

Registration opens in Watchet

The Esplanade, Watchet

(near statue of the Ancient Mariner)

11:00 hrs

54-mile challenge commences for accomplished and club riders

Harbour Road, Watchet

11:15 hrs

54-mile challenge commences for enthusiastic riders

Harbour Road, Watchet

14:00 hrs

11 mile challenge commences

Royal Oak, Drimpton

17:00 hrs

Coach/Bike transport leaves West Bay to Watchet

West Bay Road Long Stay Car Park, West Bay

17:00 hrs

Challenge ends

Station Yard Car Park, West Bay


Terms and Conditions

Please make sure that you read through the Terms and Conditions.

It is imperative that these are adhered to, to ensure a safe and happy event for all. Please note that all participants MUST wear a cycle helmet.

In line with Point 10 of our Terms and Conditions, participants must ensure they are physically and mentally capable to taking part in this challenge, at the point of entry and on the day of the event.

Should you, for any reason, be unable to take part in the event once you have registered please refer to Point 7 of our Terms and Conditions.


Transport

Due to numbers being very limited, if you have requested transport from West Bay to Watchet, but find that your circumstances change, please can you advise as soon as possible to enable us to reallocate by emailing: [email protected]

Please note: Bikes will be transported on the back of a truck at the owners’ risk.


Route

The route will be well signposted - follow the yellow signs with black arrows showing the ‘DSAA’ logo.

Maps of the route will be available to collect from registration desks on the day of the event.


Pit Stops and Comfort Breaks

Limited refreshments will be available at all pit stops which can be found at the following locations along the route:

  • Watchet Harbour, Harbour Rd, Watchet, TA23 0AQ (nearest toilets opp. railway station)
  • Bishops Lydeard Football Club, Cothelstone Rd, Bishops Lydeard, TA4 3BA
  • The Royal Oak, Bridport Road, Drimpton, DT8 3RD
  • Station Yard Car Park, West Bay, DT6 4EW (nearest toilets West Bay Rd Car Park)

The following pit stops are to be confirmed: 

  • Taunton Rugby Football club, Hyde Lane, Taunton, TA2 8BU
  • Ilminster Ambulance Station, The Butts, Ilminster, TA19 0AX

Please check this page for confirmation before the event.


Health and Safety

  • You MUST obey the Highway Code.
  • You MUST NOT use a mobile phone whilst cycling. Please stop to receive or make calls.
  • On the day of the event only - if you need help or decide to withdraw from the event, please contact the C2C Helpline. The number will be provided in your final email before the event and on your event numbers which will be given to you at registration on the day.
  • In the unlikely event of serious injury, please call 999 immediately.

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that both they and their bikes are properly prepared for the challenge. It is recommended that water, energy or snack bars, mobile phone and a small amount of money are carried.


Sponsorship and Online Fundraising Pages 

As this is a fundraising event, we strongly encourage all participants to raise additional funds through sponsorship. 

For those seeking to gain sponsorship on a face to face basis, you can download our Sponsorship Form

Supporters can set up their own fundraising page on our website to raise funds for the Charity online. This is hugely beneficial to the Charity as we pay no commission fees to third party fundraising websites.

With easy step by step instructions, you can set up your own fundraising page, personalise it and then promote it. 

SET UP MY C2C FUNDRAISING PAGE


Parking

Please ensure that any car being parked on the day of the challenge is parked legally and the relevant charge has been paid where applicable. Please ensure that you do not block driveways or access.

Watchet: Please note that there will be limited parking on Harbour Road on the day of the event.

For up to date information on parking charges and location of car parks please check online: http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/Transport---Streets/Car-Parks---Parking/Car-Parks-in-West-Somerset

West Bay:

For up to date information on parking charges and location of car parks please check online: http://www.dorsetforyou.com/travel-dorset/roads-and-driving/parking/car-parks-in-dorset/west-bay


Event Day Registration and Registration Packs

All participants will need to register their details and pick up their registration pack on the day of the event. Registration desks will be located at Watchet and West Bay

If you have booked Coach/Bike transport from West Bay to Watchet – you will need to register at West Bay. All other participants will need to register at Watchet.

Registration packs will include:

  • Registration Number
  • Safety Pins
  • Pen
  • C2C T-Shirts/Cycle Jerseys/Water Bottles – If these have been purchased prior to the event day.

Post Event Sports Massage

We are pleased to confirm that SW Health & Wellbeing will be attending this year’s event again, to provide sports massages to cyclists at the end point of the challenge.

To help relieve tired legs, aches or strains, cyclists can receive a 10-minute post event sports massage for £10, with 20% of all proceeds coming to DSAA!


Event Enquiries

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing: [email protected] or by calling: 01823 669604.

You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page