Cyclists are set to embark on a series of arduous rides for a Lancashire cancer cause and other charities this weekend.

The Ribble Valley Ride, a fundraiser for the region's cancer centre, Rosemere, among others, takes place on Clitheroe tomorrow. Sunday.

Riders will be setting off from Heidelberg's Ribblesdale Works, in West Bradford Road, en-route to three different courses, in an event sponsored by Ribble Cycles.

The 25-miler, setting off from 9am to 9.45am, takes entrants through the Ribble Valley countryside.

Meanwhile the 50-miler, departing from 8.15am to 9.15am, adds in some extra hills for the experts.

And the 'elite' 75-miler, leaving form 7.30am to 8.30am, promises to go from the Ribble Valley and deeper into the Yorkshire Dales, taking in some Bowland Fells climbs.

A Ribble Cycles spokesman said: "This year’s ride raises much-needed funds for various local charities, including the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

"Ribble is once again proud to sponsor the event, and thanks to the collective efforts of all the main sponsors the entry fees remain unchanged from last year’s edition.

"No matter which route you choose; 25, 50 or 75, you are guaranteed views of some of the most picturesque landscapes the UK has to offer.

"All registered entrants will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a new Ribble bike worth £3,000.

"In keeping with the inclusive nature of the ride, the prize will include models from our road, gravel, and e-bike ranges."