The Southern Challenge Ride on 12th September 2004 is the last opportunity this season to get involved in CTC's popular Challenge Ride series. The Challenge Rides help raise cash for CTC's campaign work and the Cyclists' Defence Fund - set up to defend and improve cyclists' safety and legal rights.

Run in conjunction with the Surrey League, the event offers a choice of 80km, 100km or 150km routes - all starting and finishing in East Grinstead.

The Southern Challenge Ride will use sections of the Tour en Angleterre, part of the Tour de France in 1994, which pass into the Ashdown Forest and over the rolling Sussex Hills.

Commenting on the Southern Challenge, CTC president and TV commentator, Phil Liggett, said: "This is a great opportunity to raise money to support CTC's valuable campaigning work while enjoying some truly spectacular scenery."

Entry to the ride costs £5 for CTC members and £7.50 for non-members. All participants will receive certificates, and special event merchandise will also be available.

For an entry form, sponsorship form, or for more details you can call Matt Mallinder at CTC on 01483 520746 or e-mail him or visit

or you can write to:

CTC Challenge Rides, 69 Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3HS.

If all else fails, entry to the race can also be arranged on the day.