Cyclists saddle up

KEEN cyclists can put their pedal power into action for a children’s charity in a 100-mile challenge.

The Lake District 100 takes place next month in aid of Action Medical Research, which funds research into conditions affecting babies and children.

Among its projects are a number based in Newcastle, including two investigating brain cancer in young children and another looking into premature labour.

The 100-mile cycle ride sets out from Keswick, climbing Honister Pass through Newlands to Whinlatter Pass and on to the Kirkstone Pass.

Feed stations, a buffet lunch, free massage, a bike mechanic and chip timing will be available.

The ride takes place on Sunday, September 25. For details or to register visit