Entries are now open for the Viing Challenge, one of the UK's biggest off-road cycling events. Taking place on Sunday 6th October at 8:30am, the ride raises funds for Redmile CofE Primary School together with a chosen charity which for 2019 is the MS Society.
This year sees the 25th edition of the Viking Challenge. 1400 riders are expected to take part in this landmark anniversary, which takes in fabulous Vale of Belvoir countryside in the East Midlands.
The route changes each year, but is based on the Viking Way, an ancient track-way originally linking Newark and Stamford. Event HQ is Redmile CofE Primary School in Redmile, and riders can choose from two distances of 30km and 55km.
The route followed by the Challenge is not usually accessible to the public, making it a great chance to take in some lesser-known trails. And, with well-stocked rrefreshments stops along the way (expect cakes and pork pies) it promises to be a fantastic day's cycling.
At the finish line riders can look forward to tucking into more food - all included in the event fee - while there will also be bike mechanics and masseurs on hand to keep you and your machine running smoothly.
The organisers say "The event is open to everyone, young and old, teams and individuals, both serious and fun cyclists - and Vikings!
"The combination of the serious physical challenge with our warm hospitality has proven to be a winning formula; with riders and volunteers coming back year after year."
For more details and to book your place, visit the event website at www.vikingchallenge.org.uk.