55-mile charity cycle challenge

Friday 20th May 2022 10:59 am
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Cyclists taking part in the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge
Cyclists taking part in the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge (DSAA )

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Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance held its ever-popular Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge on Sunday May 15 and is hoping that the public will come out in support of those taking part.

The event, which is not a race, involves cycling through some of Dorset and Somerset’s most beautiful countryside. With a mixture of quiet back roads, interspersed with some very demanding climbs and equally hairy descents, the event offers something for everyone.

This year’s 55-mile route will start at Watchet Harbour at 11am and finish in the Dorset seaside resort of West Bay.

Supporters will be able to cheer the cyclists on at the starting point, at the various pit stops along the route, or at the finish line celebrations which take place at Station Yard Car Park in West Bay.

The Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge is renowned for being an emotional and inspiring day for everyone involved. That’s no surprise, given the fact that the cyclists include patients who have experienced the work of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance first-hand or are cycling in memory of loved ones.

Others get involved as part of a team or simply want to challenge themselves and support the charity in return.

Steve Staple is one such patient who is delighted to be part of the day after Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance helped to save his life. Steve suffered a cardiac arrest whilst out riding on his bike and there were a whole host of people involved with his rescue and care, all of whom played a key part in his chain of survival.

If you feel inspired by Steve’s story and would like to donate in support of the event and all those taking part, please visit: www.dsairambulance.org.uk/c2c/donate

Every penny raised really will make a big difference!

More information about the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance can be found by visiting: www.dsairambulance.org.uk or by calling: 01823 669604.

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