We are excited to announce that there will be an array of fun filled activities and stalls within our  ‘Basecamp Village’ at our brand new event ‘Race from the Base’.

Taking place on Saturday 10th June, Race from the Base is an ultra-cycling challenge with three different distances to choose from: 30km (The Circuit), 60km (The Cruise) and 100km (The Climb). All routes are starting at the home of our life-saving team, Henstridge Airfield.

For those taking part, Basecamp Village will be a great location for family and friends to enjoy, with plenty to keep them occupied. Members of the public are also welcome to join us, should they want to come along and show their support.

Henstridge Airfield Cafe will be open where food and drink will be available, or you can bring along a picnic and sit and soak up the atmosphere – all are welcome! Entrance is free, although we would love it if you could give an optional donation when you arrive.

Currently, our Basecamp Village includes the following, with more activities and stalls to be confirmed:

  • Jolly Jumpers Bouncy Castle
  • Jens Ice Cream Van
  • Paul Ritchie’s Steam Engines
  • Keep 106 Radio
  • Espressoul Coffee Van
  • Giant Jigsaws
  • DocBike
  • Devon Freewheelers
  • Somerset Road Safety Team

Alana Hardy, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Fundraising Events Officer said:

This is the first time we have held Race from the Base and it is shaping up to be not only one of the best cycle challenges in the Southwest but also a big family event. Mark the date, Saturday 10th June, as there is still time to enter. We would love you to join us on the day!

Download our Race from the Base poster to give you an idea of what to expect!

Race from the Base A4 Poster Basecamp village

Vendors and stall holders

Please get in touch with our Fundraising Team by emailing: [email protected] if you are interested in attending the event and having a place in our Basecamp Village.

Race from the Base Entrance Fees

Adults: £25 (30km), £35 (60km), £40 (100km)

Under 16’s: £10 (30km), £15 (60km)