22 Aug 2012

Riders gathered from around the country to take part in the 100km or 100-mile cycle ride, experiencing stunning views and scenery along the Jurassic coastline. They are expected to raise more than £100,000 to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.

Cyclists started and finished their ride at Exmouth Rugby Club, where they were waved off and welcomed back by a colourful dinosaur mascot. A variety of entertainment also awaited them at the finish, including a bouncy castle, sports massage therapy, refreshments and a live folk band.

Speaking from the finish line, Andy Sallnow, Sporting Events Manager at Prostate Cancer UK, said: "We're so grateful for the support our riders have shown-and huge congratulations go to them for conquering the hills in such hot weather! With one man dying of prostate cancer every hour and 10,000 dying a year, it's vital we continue to support men, provide information and fund research into the disease. It's events like these that help us do that. 

"It's clear that passion for cycling runs incredibly deeply in Devon, and we would like to extend a huge thank you to the local community, our volunteers and sponsors, who helped make the Wiggle Jurassic Classic such a great success."

Fiona Telfer-Brunton from Redruth finished the 100 mile route, saying: "Epic just about sums it up! My first sportive and the first 60 odd miles were brutal, but the rest made up for it. The feed stations were really well stocked and the cheer from supporters was fantastic."

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