CYCLISTS are being urged to get on their bikes to help Cancer Research UK with their latest challenge.

By hosting Cycle 300, the charity is encouraging men and women to use pedal power to clock up 300 miles during September.

The sponsored challenge aims to raise money for Cancer Research UK while also helping participants to keep active and reap the benefits of cycling.

Commuters can easily notch up daily miles on their way to and from work, weekend enthusiasts can plan epic 75-mile routes through the countryside and gym bunnies can get stuck into spin classes.

Anna Taylor, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the North West, said: “In the same month that the Tour of Britain will pass through Cheshire, we are urging everyone to be inspired and get on their bikes.

“Cycle 300 is the perfect opportunity to combine the benefits of cycling with the thrill of a physical challenge and gain a sense of achievement by raising money for a great cause.

“Everyone who participates will be supporting the efforts of doctors, nurses and scientists working on the front line, and they can make a real difference in the fight against the disease.”

Depending on weight and effort, participants could burn roughly between 400 to 750 calories per hour of cycling, showing how Cycle 300 can be a great way to keeping active.

As well as this, cycling regularly encourages a healthier heart, improves moods and can also protect against a range of diseases, including cancer.

To sign up now and to receive a free fundraising pack, visit