On Sunday 5th September 2021 the 10th annual Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge will be held, starting at 11.00 am in Watchet and ending in West Bay.
Last year this event was cancelled due to COVID – 19 but in 2019, 571 supporters took part in this event to help raise funds to keep Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance flying. In doing so they collaboratively rode just over 30,200 miles and raised more than £54,000 – that’s enough to fund approximately 18 missions by the air ambulance.
Already sold out, the number of cyclists is limited to 600, with the option of taking part in two different routes and distances:
- 55 miles – commencing at Washford Cross Park and Ride (Watchet) and finishing at Station Yard Car Park in West Bay.
- 11 miles – commencing at Royal Oak Pub (Drimpton) and also finishing in West Bay.
It is designed to be a challenge and not a race, there is no pressure on those who are amateur or occasional cyclists; it attracts cyclists of all ages and abilities. Pitstops situated at various locations along the route, will once again provide a well-earned rest and refreshments for the cyclists who take part. Marshals are required at various points.
If you would be willing to help marshal this event and help keep everyone safe, they would love to hear from you.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event may cause some slight disruption and organisers would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. They have assured that they will follow COVID government guidelines in place at the time of the event.
With the support of West Somerset and Dorset Council, Avon and Somerset and Dorset Police, they pride themselves on offering an event which is registered and insured with British Cycling.
Read more about the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge – Click HERE.