Prostate Cancer UK is urging people to saddle up for its second
Jurassic Classic cycling
event. Following on from the success of the rides last year, which
raised over £110,000, the event will return to Exmouth in the South
West on Sunday, August 11th.
The Jurassic Classic now offers cyclists an option of three
routes. Cyclists can choose between the new 50km route, as well as
100km and 100 mile rides which span the picturesque Jurassic
coastline in East Devon. All three routes will include some
challenging climbs and well-deserved descents to get cyclists into
gear. The cycle ride starts and finishes at Exmouth Rugby Club,
Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth, Devon.
Riders on the 50km challenge will pedal through several Devon
towns & 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 stunning countryside
via Axminster then across Woodbury Common before freewheeling back
into Exmouth for the finish.
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising, said: "We are extremely
excited to announce the date of the charity's second Jurassic
Classic cycling event. We have built on last year's event by adding
an extra route for those who wish to cycle a shorter distance, and
we aim to ensure the day is even more successful than it was in
"The routes are designed to fulfil the needs of those with
varying amounts of cycling experience. We hope riders will enjoy
the stunning scenery along the Jurassic Coastline and finish up at
Exmouth Rugby Club to celebrate with their supporters.
"Every year over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
With one man dying
every hour from the disease we are urging people to sign up and
help Prostate Cancer UK support men, provide vital information and
find answers by funding research."
The event 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. Families, friends and supporters are also welcome
to join in on the day, with a variety of entertainment, events and
To sign up people should visit: www.jurassicclassic.org.uk
and for more information contact the cycling team by calling 020
8222 7158 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 100 mile and 100 km distances cost £28 to take part in, with
the 100mile route starting from 7am, the 100km from 8am. The 50km
costs £18 and riders will be set off from 9am.