CYCLISTS are being urged to put in some pedalling power to raise money for a cancer charity.

They can sign up to take part in this year’s Pedal for Pounds, a sponsored bike challenge in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The event on September 7 offers participants the choice of either a 24-mile route or a more challenging 47-mile circuit.

It starts and finishes at Harewood House, near Leeds.

Participants will enjoy some great scenery as they cycle through a mixture of quiet country lanes and villages and towns.

It costs £18 to enter, which includes a tee-shirt, training guide, information about the day and fundraising tips.

Those who don’t fancy cycling the route, but still want to help, can volunteer as marshals for the event.

Working in pairs, marshals will be required to stand at key points along the route and direct cyclists.

They should be available for a minimum of half a day.

There are a limited number of places available, so people interested in taking part should register early to avoid disappointment.

All the sponsorship money raised on the day will enable the charity to continue to fund its pioneering work so that it can develop more effective treatments for future cancer patients.

For details ring the charity’s events team on 01423 877210 or see