DORSET and Somerset Air Ambulance is calling on people to sign up for its 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 54-mile or 11-mile routes.

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, it relies heavily on public support.

Entrance fees are £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. To register visit or call 01823 669604.