As part of national Bike week, intrepid cyclists are taking on this classic bike ride around Rutland in support of the RAF Association.
The event is open to all - serving and retired personnel, families, friends and members of the public. Anyone who wants to support the Royal Air Force Family.
The full day event, which begins and ends at Café Ventoux, on Wood Lane in Tugby, will pass through various villages in Rutland, with the longer routes also crossing into Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.
Air Vice-Marshal Gary Waterfall, RAF Association ambassador and supporter of the event, said: Wed love to get as many keen cyclists as we can to take part in this fun challenge through the rolling hills of Rutland and its surrounding counties.
Last year we managed to raise more than £20,000, which went towards projects supporting members of the RAF family, and were aiming to raise even more this year.
The longer routes, which includes picturesque views of Rutland Water and the Vale of Belvoir, are aimed at experienced cyclists, while the shorter 33 mile route is ideal for those new to cycling challenges.
All cyclists will receive a free cycling jersey and achievement medal, as well as a beer or soft drink and a burger, at the finish line. A live band and other entertainment will also be provided at Café Ventoux, and food stations along the route will offer delicious refreshment to the riders throughout all routes.
The registration fee goes towards the cost of running our cycling sportive, so every penny you raise in sponsorship will go the RAF Association, which is committed to members of the RAF family and delivering help and support where it is needed.