Distance: 66 miles
Where: Exmoor, starting from the Silk Mills Park & Ride in Taunton and ending at Blue Anchor near Minehead
How much: £37.50 for adults and £16 for under 16s
Fundraising target: Raise as much as you can

Included: Fully supported and marshalled route, medal, and more



Great rides do great things.

Join a pedal-powered community raising money for their local hospitals by signing up for the Great Exmoor Ride.

The Great Exmoor Ride is a challenging 66-mile bike ride from Taunton to Blue Anchor near Minehead via Exmoor on Sunday 8th September.

This is a truly spectacular route that's appeals to a wide range of riders, from anyone with a reasonable degree of fitness (and/or a lot of determination) to experienced, regular cyclists. It's all about having a great day out on a bike while achieving your own personal goal.

The ride is fully supported with clear directional signage, marshals, refreshment stops where riders will be able to fill up water bottles, buy food and drink and make use of toilet facilities and food and bar facilities at the finish area. We hope you won’t need it but there is also a recovery service and medical team available - riders are looked after every step of the way!



Your fundraising

By taking on this challenge and fundraising for Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, you’ll be helping the 10 hospitals that we support in the Bristol and Weston area. Every year more than 22,600 patients from Taunton and Exmoor visit our hospitals.  

BWHC Logo sunburst icon That's 4,800 inpatients, 13,100 outpatients and 4,700 emergency department visits. 

BWHC Logo sunburst icon It's than 2,500 appointments at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. 

BWHC Logo sunburst icon And it's more than 1,600 appointments at the Bristol Heart Institute. 



We’re excited to be partnering with Great Exmoor Ride for the next three years to help raise money for our local NHS hospitals and bring more moments of joy, comfort and hope to those who need it most.

By taking part in this challenge, not only will you feel a great sense of achievement, but you will also be making a big difference by fundraising for your hospitals across Bristol city centre, South Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.

To help you with your fundraising you will receive:

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Fundraising support, tips and nutritional advice from our fundraising team

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Digital resources and support setting up a fundraising page

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Additional fundraising materials.




BWHC Logo sunburst icon How much does it cost to take part?

£37.50 for adults and £16 for under 16s.

BWHC Logo sunburst icon How much do I need to fundraise?

There's no minimum sponsorship target for this event, so you can raise as much as you want for your hospitals. We suggest setting up an online fundraising page to get started.

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Do I have to be an experienced cyclist to take part?

One of the aims of the Great Exmoor Ride is to be all-inclusive - all types of riders & bikes are welcome and actively encouraged. The event is particularly supportive of newer or less experienced riders and we really mean it when we say it's not a race. 

It's most definitely for anyone (regardless of cycling experience) who wants the challenge - and enjoyment - of a great day out on a bike.

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Do I have to complete the ride in a certain time?

This is not a race and riders are welcome to take as long as they need to complete the course. This is not a traditional 'sportive' where timing chips, energy gels, and time-based rider listings are the order of the day - these are simply not part of this Ride and the emphasis is very much purely on participation and the sheer enjoyment of riding a bike in a wonderful area!


More information can be found on the Great Exmoor Ride website


For more information or with any questions, please email [email protected] or call us on 0117 927 7120.