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Nello Bike Ride

16th May 2017

The annual Nello Bike Ride, a 100 mile 'century' cycle challenge, is the biggest fundraising event in the FORCE Cancer Charity calendar. 
The inaugural ride saw a group of 120 cycling friends and enthusiasts take on the 100 mile challenge in memory of much loved local Topsham restauranteur, Nello Ghezzo, who passed away from cancer in 1999. Their route – one of Nello’s favourite rides around the Devon countryside – offers challenging hills, fantastic downhill sections and stunning scenery.
For 3 years running - in 2014, '15 and '16, the event has maxxed out at 1500 cyclists showing not only how the support for the event has grown massively but also how popular cycling is across Devon. For 2014, the 15th anniversary of the ride, the ride was re-named ‘The Nello’ in his honour, a name which has been made permanent from then on.
Take a look at the video below for an idea of how incredibly popular the Nello Bike Ride is.
The Nello 2016, which took place on Sunday 26th June was thorougly enjoyed by all, and FORCE Cancer Charity have kindly compiled the day into a short video of the day
Entry for 2017 is live. The sooner you enter, the cheaper it will be!
The Nello is not a sportive; it is a charity bike ride, raising vital funds for a local cancer charity. The ride is NOT chip timed; it is NOT a race. All cyclists are welcome to enter this event but we ask them to bear this in mind when entering.
  • Entry is capped at 1500 participants
  • Places are non-refundable and non-exchangeable
  • Riders must be accompanied by an adult if between the ages of 14 and 16. Adult rider classed as over 17 years of age.

The ride starts and finishes at Topsham Rugby Club:

If you prefer to enter on paper, please print off the entry form from the link below or call FORCE Cancer Charity on 01392 402875 to have one sent to you. A sponsor form is also available.
Full information on the event including entry can be found at:
The Nello Charity Bike Ride 2016
Nello Paper Entry Form
Sponsor Form