OrchidCycle Essex is a 100-mile ride that coincides with National Men’s Health Week on June 10. In addition to the event’s main 100-mile ride, there are shorter routes of 20, 40 and 75 miles on offer taking in the countryside around Bicknacre, Braintree, Finchingfield, Audley End, Thaxted, Hatfield Heath, Fryerning and Ingatestone

The Essex event – run in conjunction with Essex Roads Cycle Club and Basildon Cycling Club – is part of a series of OrchidCycle rides that aim to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancers, with all proceeds going to the Orchid cancer charity.

“OrchidCycle Essex continues to grow and last year we saw 500 riders raise £20,000 for Orchid?s vital research and awareness into male cancer. We are incredibly grateful to all those who took part and enable us to carry on our vital work,” Orchid founder and testicular cancer survivor Colin Osbourne said.

“We hope that we can continue to expand this event and make a significant contribution to the valuable research that is being undertaken into these terrible diseases, as well as helping to raise the profile of these cancers.”

The ride starts and finishes in Lake Meadows, Billericay. All distances are fully way-marked and feature marshals and feed stations en-route. All riders will receive a medal and certificate. Entry fee is £12 (adults) and £5 (under-16s).

Click here to go to the OrchidCycle Essex website, including online entry.