Keen cyclists gear up for Jurassic Classic charity ride

GET IN GEAR: Keen cyclists are wanted to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK

GET IN GEAR: Keen cyclists are wanted to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK

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SUPPORTERS of Prostate Cancer UK who are also keen cyclists can put their pedals where their pledges are by supporting the third Jurassic Classic cycle ride next year.

The event on August 17 caters for cyclists of all levels with distances ranging from 50 to 160km across three routes.

Last year 1,100 riders took on the event, which starts and finishes at Exmouth Rugby Club and although there is a choice of routes they all present some challenge.

Riders on the 50km challenge will pedal through several Devon towns and villages, including Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh, Ottery St Mary and over Woodbury Common.

Entrants to the 100km ride will cycle through Budleigh Salterton and Otterton, before heading into Sidmouth.

Cyclists will then ride through the villages of Sidford, Sidbury, Honiton and the Otter Vale before reaching Woodbury Common, and heading back to the finish in Exmouth.

Cyclists taking on the 100-mile ride will experience the first-class views from Peak Hill, Seaton, Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

From here they will ride through countryside via Axminster then across Woodbury Common before freewheeling back into Exmouth for the finish.

The second annual Jurassic Classic raised almost £100,000 earlier this year.

Prostate Cancer UK’s head of events Andy Sallnow said: “The Jurassic Classic was a huge success this year with more than 1,100 people taking on those Devon and Dorset climbs.

“We’re delighted to be returning and we hope even more people will join us in 2014.

“Prostate cancer is set to become the most common of all cancers by 2030 so we urge people to sign up and fundraise to help us fight this disease.”

Cyclists hit the road at 7am with the 160km riders starting proceedings, followed by those covering 100, 50 and 55km distances.

Both events will be fully signed, with well-stocked food stations along the route, and a medal awarded at the end.

Timing chips will also be provided.

As well as watching their friends and loved ones, supporters can take advantage of a variety of entertainment, events and activities planned on the day.

The entry fee is £28 for the 160 and 100km events and £18 for the shorter route for those that are happy to fundraise £50 or more.

Sign up before January 31 and use the code XMAS14100 to get 30 per cent off.

For more information go to prostatecanceruk.org/cycling or jurassicclassic.org.uk or contact a member of the team on 020 3310 7034 or email cycling@prostatecanceruk.org

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