A date has been given for the grand return of the Tour de Furness this year.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Furness, the annual event is designed to get people pedalling all in the effort of raising money for St Mary's Hospice, based in Ulverston.

Read more: Hundreds take part in Tour de Furness 2023 | The Mail (nwemail.co.uk)

The hospice announced on Monday that the 'marvellous' event will be hitting the streets of south Cumbria on Sunday, September 1.

Those involved can tackle three routes of varying degrees of difficult, and can raise money for other charities of their choice besides the hospice.

The 13-mile challenge largely cuts through the countryside, making it the perfect option for families looking to be involved.

Read more: Trophies and cheques awarded at Tour de Furness presentation | The Mail (nwemail.co.uk)

Low Furness will be the site of the 25-mile route for people looking for a more strenuous outing.

Cycling enthusiasts also have the option to take on the Lakeland Bluebird 50, a 'magnificent' 50-mile journey through South Lakes.

For more information on the event and how to sign up, visit the Rotary Club's website here.