Here's where you'll find all the latest news and developments regarding the 2022 Great Exmoor Ride:

February 2022

2022 Rider Medal

It hasn't escaped our attention that the primary identifying colours of the GER and its 'big brother' the Great Weston Ride are blue and yellow respectively - which, of course, also happen to be the now very-familiar colours of the national flag of Ukraine.


So we've decided to do something a little bit different with the respective Ride medals this year - namely, that we've modified the medal designs for both events to display their blue & yellow colours TOGETHER as our way of showing support for, and solidarity with, the people of Ukraine at this incredibly difficult and frightening time for them.

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It just seems like the right thing to do given that we're naturally in a position to do this and, of course, it also means that everyone who takes part in either (or both) events can join us in expressing their support too.


We happen to think that the end result is two great-looking medals that also help to make it very clear where we stand in response to what's happening right now, and we'd like to think that all our riders will be equally happy with this.


So one of these fab medals will be waiting for each & every GER rider who crosses the finish line at Blue Anchor in September and hopefully, by then, the situation in Ukraine will be very much improved and the country and its people will be well on the road to recovery.


And if you haven't entered yet please do come & join us ASAP and bring as many friends, colleagues, family, etc with you as you can - we see so many groups riding together now and it really is even better when you take on the challenge alongside a bunch of people you know!


So sign up NOW and your medal will be waiting!

November 2021

2021 Fundraising Effort

We've gathered as much information as we can on the overall fundraising effort from our Great Exmoor RideGreat Weston Ride, and Mendips Lakes & Lumps Ride cycling challenges this year, and it looks like the combined fundraising figure for 2021 across those events is an estimated £40,000 - which also means that around £440,000 has now been raised in total for good causes by our riders since we started.


As always, numerous different charities and causes benefitted from riders' efforts & exertions in 2021 and every year we're pleased to see so many being supported.


And we're especially delighted to see that our official charity partner received very significant levels of support again - to the extent that Prostate Cancer UK specifically has now received around £290,000 from its association with our cycling challenges.

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So obviously we'd like to say a massive and heartfelt 'THANK YOU' to everyone who rose to one or more of these challenges and raised money this year - it's a very significant amount in what are still quite testing circumstances, and this success is entirely down to the efforts and commitment of sponsored riders and their generous supporters.


We would appreciate it if fundraising riders could also share this news with the people who supported them, together with our thanks and appreciation for EVERYONE who contributed, and Prostate Cancer UK has specifically asked us to let everyone know that they are extremely grateful for the tremendous support that has been shown yet again.


And of course we very much hope that lots of people will enter and at least consider fundraising again next year - a grand total of half a million is now well within sight, and it would be simply phenomenal if we could reach that figure next year!


THANKS AGAIN, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2022 :)

January 2022

Raise a Glass to Sheppy's Cider!

In a very welcome & positive start to 2022, we're absolutely delighted to confirm that Taunton-based Sheppy's Cider will be proactively supporting the Great Exmoor Ride again this year.

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This means that Sheppy's Cider will be available on draught from the GER's exclusive event bar at the seafront finish in Blue Anchor, so riders can look forward to sinking a refreshing pint (or two!) of Somerset's best craft cider to celebrate their achievements after a very rewarding and enjoyable day in the saddle.


And that's not all - Sheppy's has also once again very kindly agreed to give riders a FREE bottle of cider to take away with them to further aid their post-Ride recovery and celebrations! :)

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Sheppy's Cider produce a wide range of award-winning premium ciders from apples grown in their own Somerset orchards, and this is about as local a partnership as you can get with Sheppy's House of Cider HQ just down the road from the GER start in Taunton.


In fact, for another good day out the House of Cider itself is well worth a visit: it houses a delightful farm shop, deli, restaurant and museum, and the orchards themselves are open for visits and tours - including, of course, a guided cider-tasting option!


We really couldn't wish for a better Partner than Sheppy's Cider who are simply Somerset through & through, and we'll now be exploring even more ways to add value to this year's GER.


So it's all-round great news for our riders and an excellent way to start the year, and if you've not entered yet get your entry in ASAP via our Online Entry page to make sure that one of those free bottles of cider has got YOUR name on it!


CHEERS!

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