Cycle the lanes of South Cumbria in aid of Bay Hospitals Charity on Sunday 4 September by signing up for the Tour de Furness.

Organised by Rotary Club of Furness, the fund-raising event offers a choice of 50-mile, 23-mile or 11-mile routes as well as a short five-mile family option.

Entrants will be able to support a charity of their choice, with 20% of sponsorship going to Rotary Club of Furness Charitable Trust.

Sponsorship money raised for Bay Hospitals Charity will be used to fund the latest equipment for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust to help make patients more comfortable and ensure they get the best possible care and treatment.

UHMBT Non-Executive Director Adrian Leather said: “Cycling is an activity that great for people’s health and I would love to see as many people as possible taking part in this fantastic community event.

“As well as helping to inspire people to discover the physical and mental benefits of cycling, participants will be making a huge difference to patients in our hospitals through their fundraising.”

Entry fees are £20 (£30 from 26 August) for people aged 18 to 64, and £10 (£25 from 26 August) for people aged 65 and older. Entry is free for under-18s.

Participants will be asked to create a fundraising page on the JustGiving website to collect sponsorship money. Paper sponsorship forms are also available.

When entering, please select Option 2 to make Bay Hospitals Charity your main sponsored cause.

Riders raising more than £50 in sponsorship will be included in a prize draw to win cycling equipment up to the value of £600, while the team that raises the most money will be awarded the Bill Bartlett Memorial Trophy.

Rides start and finish at Roose Conservative Club, Leece Lane, Barrow-In-Furness. Finishers will receive a certificate and medal.

Find out more and enter at rotary-site.org/tour-de-furness/4122/register.html

To donate and support your local NHS hospital, contact Bay Hospitals Charity on 01524 516064 or email charity@mbht.nhs.uk