Sign Up Today for Air Ambulance Cycle Challenge

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has announced that online registration is NOW OPEN for next year’s Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge, which takes place on Saturday 18th May 2024.

The ever-popular event is not designed as a race and involves cycling through some of Dorset and Somerset’s most beautiful countryside.

There are two routes available to choose from; a 55-mile route which starts at Watchet Harbour in Somerset at 10.30am and finishes in the Dorset seaside resort of West Bay and a shorter 11-mile route, which starts at the Royal Oak public house in Drimpton at 2.00pm, which also finishes in West Bay.

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! There are several pit-stops along the route, which provide a well-earned rest and refreshments for those who want it.

As ever, there will only be 600 places available. Participants can enter as an individual or as a team and 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:

“Next year’s Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge has moved back to its usual calendar spot in May and we really can’t wait to see everyone on the day!

“This will be our 13th year running this popular cycling event which brings people from across our two beautiful counties together, including patients who have experienced the work of our service first-hand, those who are cycling in memory of loved ones, or those who simply want to challenge themselves and support the charity in return.

“Last year, our crew were tasked to 2,424 incidents; as an air ambulance service, we’re the busiest we've ever been! With the number of missions increasing each year and our operational costs rising, we really hope that those who are fortunate enough to gain a place will use this as an opportunity to raise as much as possible for our life-saving service.”

Entrance fees:

  • 11-mile route: Adults (£20) & Under 16′s (£10)
  • 55-mile route: Adults (£40) & Under 16′s (£20)

For more information and to sign up today, visit:

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