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."