Those who like to jump on their mountain bikes
and take on whatever the hills can throw at them may fancy a major challenge run by the North York Moors National Park Authority.
Senior Ranger Simon Bassindale will lead a 25-mile ride through the park on Sunday May 23rd, beginning at Sutton Bank National Park Centre at 10:00 BST and routed through the Hambleton Hills and Rye Valley as well as part of the national park.
Entry costs £3 and the route has a red/black rating, which means that experience of mountain biking is essential, while cycle gear
including a helmet should be brought.
Mr Bassindale said the recent world cup event in Dalby Forest showed the quality of cross-country mountain biking that the national park can offer.
He added: "The ride on May 23rd will explore an area of the North York Moors that has some stunning views that make the hard work to reach them all the more enjoyable!"
The Dalby Forest course is owned by the Forestry Commission and offers several cycle trails, which include shorter rides such as the six-mile green route and eight-mile blue trail.
Posted by Elaine Arthur