CYCLISTS in Ludlow are being urged to get on their bikes and ride 100 kilometres by the end of the month.

But they can do it in fits and starts or all in one go in a new take on the annual cycling festival.

A regular one day event in late September has been reformatted to stay in line with Covid restrictions and to help everyone keep safe.

People can still raise funds for cancer patients and their families by taking part in a virtual Ludlow Cycling Festival throughout September.

This can be done in a Covid secure bubble.

The challenge is to cycle 100km in the month but it can be less or more.

Cyclists are asking family and friends to be sponsors and tot up the miles by going out whenever they can or by making a big day of it.

Registration costs £7 and can be done by visiting and follow the link.

Participants can create a personal fundraising page on the site and are encouraged to share their progress on Facebook.

In line with other charities Macmillan has suffered a steep drop in income due to the cancellation of normal funding events so it is more important than ever that those who want to help the charity register and take part.

This provides an incentive for those who do not necessarily cycle regularly or who do not don lycra to start cycling.