The Nello 2020

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The Nello 2020

June 28


The Nello 2020 

Friday 20th March – due to the current situation with Coronavirus, we have taken the decision to move the Nello bike ride from 28th June to later in the year. We sincerely hope the event will be able to take place on the new date. 

The 21st Nello bike ride will now take place on Sunday 16th August.

Since the first Nello Century Cycle Challenge in 2000, the ride has raised more than £1m for FORCE, which works locally to support anyone affected by cancer, face-to-face and close to home.

The ride has grown from attracting a field of 90 cyclists in that first year to regularly filling up to its 1,500 capacity. So please do not delay – enter today and be a part of this very special year.

In 2019 the ride raised £120,000 for the charity which was a massive milestone – thank you to everyone who has helped to achieve this.

Entry is now OPEN

Why not watch the film from 2019 – it will give you a real sense of what you are about to take part in! Nello film 2019

Entry Fees 2020

For Entry up to end December 2019: £32.00

For Entry from January – midnight on 22nd June 2020: £37.50

For Entry from 23rd June onwards: £50.00

 Entry closes when we reach 1500 participants. If any places are available on the day the charge will be £50.00 per person (however we do not anticipate places being available on the day)

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.

Both rides start and finish at the Topsham Rugby Ground.

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.

“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

Entry is now OPEN


Whilst FORCE does not endorse any particular cycle club we thought you might like to know about some of the local clubs who would offer you the opportunity to get out and about with like-minded cyclists and get those miles covered.

Exeter Wheelers –

BG&E Cycle Club –


Indoor Cycling Club –


Route Maps

Many cyclists have very kindly given us garmin links following the Nello.

100 mile route:

55 mile route:

We also have PDF maps for both routes:

55 Map

100 Map


Nello History

Nello Event Information

Nello Terms & Conditions

Nello Sponsor form 2020


Cycling Etiquette – Highway Code


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FORCE Cancer Charity
01392 402875


Topsham Rugby Club
Exeter Rd
Topsham, EX3 0LX United Kingdom
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