Race from the Base is an ultra-cycling challenge organised by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. It is a charity fundraising event, raising vital funds to help critically ill or injured patients.

Taking place at Henstridge Airfield on Saturday 10th June 2023, the event has three different distances to choose from:

  • 30km (The Circuit)
  • 60km (The Cruise)
  • 100km (The Climb)

All routes will start and finish at the airfield, which is the home of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance team. See the routes.

The event will begin at 9:30 for those undertaking the 100km route, followed by a 10:30 start for the 60km route and an 11:30 start for those completing the 30km route.

The charity is asking anyone who is fortunate enough to gain a place, to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. We will also be awarding the individual who raises the highest amount with the 'Hugo Yaxley Trophy'.


registrations are not available

The event is closed.


This event has a maximum participation of 500 cyclists over three different distances.

There is one pit stop along the 30km and 60km routes for cyclists to grab refreshments. The 100km route has three pit stops and is not suitable for those under 16. The pit stops are also safe areas for friends and family members to show their support.

The event is registered and insured with British Cycling. 

Online registrations will close on Monday 5th June.