The Nello

The Nello 2018 will take place on Sunday 24th June.

ONLINE ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED – HOWEVER – There are still places to enter on the day. Please turn up at Topsham Rugby Club between 7:15am and 8am to register. You will need to bring £50 entry fee with you – preferably cash or cheque made payable to FORCE Cancer Charity. You will need to go to the NEW ENTRANTS area.

The classic hundred mile pedal from Topsham over the roof of Exmoor and back is one of the highlights of the annual cycling calendar offering great scenery; superb climbs and far reaching views. The 55 mile route, splitting from the 100 in Tiverton, heads across the County and offers an abundance of scenic country roads, a superb break in Nomansland and great camaraderie.

The event now attracts 1500 men and women from across the UK and raises in excess of £75,000 for the FORCE Cancer Charity in Exeter.

Both rides start and finish at the Topsham Rugby Ground.

Registration will open bright and early at 7.15 am, and there will be a delicious breakfast to fuel you on your way. The 100 mile ride begins at 8am shortly followed by the 55 mile ride at 8:30am. The Bike Shed (with stores in Exeter, Crediton and Barnstaple) has supported The Nello for many years and not only provide essential biking support on route but also provides the breakfast at the start.

The Nello is not a sportive; it is a charity bike ride, raising vital funds for a local cancer charity. The ride is NOT chip timed; it is NOT a race. All cyclists are welcome to enter this event but we ask them to bear this in mind when entering.

You can enter online, or by printing this Nello Entry Form 2018.

This is a fundraising event and you can set up your Virgin Money fundraising with this link: Nello online giving page. Alternatively, you might like a paper sponsor form Nello Sponsor Form 2018 to help you get family and friends behind you, and raise much needed funds for FORCE.

“The Nello is a day when old friends and new come together to take part in an exciting, enduring and enjoyable day out. Everybody has their own personal reason for taking part – but they are also all there to support FORCE and raise funds to support people affected by cancer in our area. It is a joy to be part of such a wonderful spectacle and to see the delight on the cyclists faces as they come across the finish line having succeeded in their challenge. A great many people support our ride and offer food, water, music and time – the event quite simply could not take place without their generous support, in particular Bike Shed who support so many riders on the route and ensure no-one gets lost and Exeter Physio who sort out all the aches and pains on the finish line!”

Sarah Daniels, Head of Fundraising at FORCE Cancer Charity


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