Air Ambulance Cycle Challenge Fully Booked
8:53am 28th January 2014
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance's 4th annual Coast to Coast (C2C) Cycle Challenge is now fully booked for 2014.
The event, which is not designed as a race involves cycling through some of Dorset and Somerset's most beautiful countryside and takes place on Sunday 18th May 2014.
With only 600 places available and demand expected to be high, it was no surprise that within three weeks of the Charity announcing on-line registration open, all places had been filled.
Last year's event saw cyclists of all ages and abilities take part, raising over £60,000 for the life-saving Charity.
The Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge offers two different routes and distances. 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.
The 54 mile cycle starts in the Somerset port of Watchet and finishes at West Bay. A shorter 11 mile route begins at Drimpton and also finishes at West Bay.
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Chief Executive Officer, Bill Sivewright said, "Our Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge is currently the only fundraising event we organise in-house. We restrict the numbers to 600 cyclists in order to keep the event as safe as possible but also to encourage all standards of cyclists to take part without fear of being overcrowded.
"We are really looking forward to this year's event and hope that everyone who has entered will encourage their family and friends to sponsor them in a bid to raise as much as possible and make this the best Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge yet."
As well as sponsorship of the cyclists, the Charity has set up two other ways in which donations can be made in support of the event. These can be made online via the Charity's website: www.dsairambulance.org.uk or by mobile phone by texting: COAS04 £10 to 70070
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has attended more nearly 9,800 incidents since its launch in March 2000, saving many lives and aiding recovery with outstanding immediate care and rapid delivery to the hospital best suited to meet the patient's needs. With no direct Government or National Lottery funding, we rely on the generosity of the public and events like Coast to Coast for support.