This July sees the launch of Pedal with the Parcs, a national cycling event hosted by Center Parcs which has been created to raise money for SPARKS, a children’s medical research charity, and the National Byway Trust.

The event will be held over four consecutive weekends. Each event will consist of a 10-mile Fun Ride and 50 mile Challenge Ride. All applicants pay an entry fee to participate and will be challenged to raise sponsorship for the event charities.

Ride 1: Whinfell Forest ? July 23

Ride 2: Longleat Forest ? July 30

Ride 3: Elveden Forest ? August 6

Ride 4: Sherwood Forest ? August 13

In addition, multiple champion Mick Ives leads a team of six, which includes sporting celebrities and cycling professionals, on a 750 mile cycling challenge which involves riding each one of the Challenge Rides plus the journey in between over the three weeks.

For entry details, go to