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Exmoor 'Nello' Challenge 2009

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Excuse me cut and pasting the following:

June 2009 will mark the 10th Anniversary of 'Ride for Life' now known
as the FORCE 'Century Cycle Challenge'. The event follows the local
training route ridden by Marc Millon and Nello Ghezzo in preparation
for their epic ride from Topsham to Venice in 1997. Nello tragically
died of cancer in 1999 and this cycle ride, at the end of June, has
become an annual tribute to Nello.

The event now attracts 500 men and women from across the County and
raises in excess of £40,000 for the FORCE Cancer Support Centre in

Unfortunately we have been made aware that in 2009 this ride will
clash with the 'Dartmoor Classic'. After much consideration, we have
decided that the 10th Anniversary FORCE Century Cycle Challenge,
traditionally held on the last Sunday of June, should NOT change dates.

We would therefore like to advise you of the following details for the
FORCE Century Cycle Challenge for 2009:

DATE: Sunday 28th June 2009
VENUE: Start and finish at Topsham Rugby Club
EVENTS: 55 mile or 100 mile cycle (minimum age 16; under 18 must be
accompanied by a responsible adult)
ENTRY PRICE: £20 per person to include a t-shirt
REGISTRATION: Opens end January 2009

We look forward to welcoming you on the 'start-line' for 2009. Should you
wish for us to inform you once registration is open, please send your email
address to
[email protected]


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