Fantastic news – you can now register to take part in our latest fundraising event; ‘Race from the Base’!

Race from the Base Logo

Taking place on Saturday 10th June 2023, the event is an ultra-cycling challenge with three different distances to choose from: 30km (The Circuit), 60km (The Cruise) and 100km (The Climb). All routes will start and finish at our airbase at Henstridge Airfield.

In what is expected to be a truly memorable day, the event will begin at 9.30am for those undertaking the 100km route, followed by a 10.30am start for the 60km route and an 11.30am start for those completing the 30km route.

With a total of 500 places available, you can take part as a serious cyclist, or simply use it to have fun and exercise on what will hopefully be a beautiful day in June. Businesses or groups might like to use Race from the Base as an opportunity for team building, or in-house competitions with friends and colleagues; it really is an event that is open to all.

The charity is asking anyone who is fortunate enough to gain a place, to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship.

Emma Jones, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager said:

We are so excited to be launching this brand-new event to raise funds for the charity. Everyone wants to see where our life-saving crew are based, so having a cycle challenge that starts and finishes at our airbase is simply fantastic!
With three distances to choose from, cyclists of all abilities can take part in the challenge. We can’t wait for 10th June and hope that you will join us for this special event.

Entrance fees are Adults: £25 (30km), £35 (60km), £40 (100km); Under 16’s: £10 (30km), £15 (60km).

Please note, the 100km distance is not open to Under 16’s. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sign up to race from the base today