Take up the challenge

Cycling challenge the Peak District 100 will take place next month and children’s charity Action Medical Research is calling for riders to sign up now for the event, on Sunday, June 10.

There is a choice of a 100-mile or a shorter 100km route, setting out from the HSBC Sports Club at Dore on the outskirts of Sheffield.

The routes take in stunning scenery and unparalleled cycling terrain along the way. Both distances promise awe-inspiring views as riders tour this beautiful route, taking in Derbyshire and parts of Cheshire and Staffordshire. Challenging climbs include the “back side” of Mam Tor and up Froggatt and both also pass through the Hope and Goyt Valleys and the Derbyshire Dales.

Cyclists will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012 and has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952.

Places are limited so make sure you register soon. For more information and to register, visit action.org.uk/peakdistrict100.