HUNDREDS of cyclists are gearing up for an annual challenge which has raised £19,000 for charity in the last six years.
The seventh Lutterworth Big Bike Ride will set off from Misterton Hall on Sunday (August 19), with a choice of four routes ranging from 11 to 62 miles.
Peter Osborn of Lutterworth Rotary Club, which organises the event, said last year’s event attracted over 500 riders, at least half of whom completed the 62 mile route.
He added: “The routes are selected to follow quieter country lanes in the beautiful surroundings of rural Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
“The 39 mile route also has the distinction of running directly through the Naseby battlefield site, and many sections follow the National Cycle Network.”
Individuals, families and teams representing local businesses and clubs are all welcome. Entry costs £12 per adult and £6 for under-12s, including a hog roast when riders complete the circuit and arrive back at Misterton Hall. Enter on the day, or visit www.EntryCentral.com.
Funds raised will go to Epilepsy Action, Rotary Disabled Sports and other charities in the UK and overseas.
Visit www.lutterworthrotary.org.uk for more information.