Teams wanted for cycle challenge

THE British Heart Foundation (BHF) is appealing for teams of colleagues, friends and family to saddle up and enjoy an exciting day of mountain biking for a good cause.

The Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge takes place on Saturday October 8 and with some of the best riding areas in the UK, the BHF is asking teams of people to challenge themselves, and others.

Event organiser Helen Whitely said: “This is set to be an exhilarating day of biking in the beautiful Peak District. “So many people are affected by heart health problems and the British Heart Foundation offers a fun way for people to raise vital funds.

“The Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge is an exciting, inspiring and rewarding event. It encourages participants to build their team working skills, while testing their own personal endurance. The experience is about having a good day out with friends, family and colleagues. Of course it is also open to individuals and we welcome anyone wanting to take part.”

The event, which is sponsored by J E James Cycles and Autoworld, of Chesterfield, starts from Hope Valley College with four exciting routes, from 14 miles to 42 miles, offering differing levels of difficulty for a great day of mountain biking.

Entry is £15, for more information, visit, contact 0800 169 3672 or email