CYCLISTS across Hampshire are being urged to get into gear and enter a major charity event that takes place early next month.

The NSPCC's Big Bike Ride will be staged at Lepe Country Park, near Exbury, on July 6.

People entering on the day will be charged £10 but the fee is only £5 for those who enter in advance, and children go free if they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Participants are also asked to raise sponsorship for the charity.

Anyone wanting to know more about the event should ring 01256 773054.

Pictured are, left to right, NSPCC corporate fundraiser Tracey Miles, NSPCC fundraiser Alex Booth, aged ten, and NSPCC community fundraiser Joanna Winsborough.

Echo picture by Stuart Martin.

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