Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is holding its ever-popular Coast to Coast (C2C) Cycle Challenge this weekend which ends in West Bay.

It is hoped 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.

This year’s 55-mile route will revert back to starting at Watchet Harbour in Somerset at 11am on Sunday (May 15) and finishing in West Bay. A shorter 11-mile route starts at the Royal Oak in Drimpton at 2pm and also finishes in West Bay.

Supporters will be able to cheer the cyclists along the route or at the finish line celebrations at Station Yard Car Park.

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Some of 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.

Emma Jones, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager said: "Subject to operational commitments on the day, our critical care team and helicopter ‘Peggy’ will hopefully make an appearance, encouraging the cyclists on their way.”

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