DORSET and Somerset Air Ambulance are calling on people to sign up for their Coast 2 Coast cycle challenge.

The event, which runs through some of Dorset and Somerset’s most beautiful countryside, takes place on Sunday, May 19 with a 54-mile cycle or an 11-mile route.

Last year 543 cyclists took part and raised £56,000 in sponsorship.

The charity needs to raise £1.5million a year to keep saving lives and without any government or National Lottery funding, they rely heavily on public support.

Entrance fees are £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s.

To register visit or call 01823 669604.