If you want the opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause, then the ‘Over the Edge Bike Ride’ might just be what you want. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) on Sunday 15 May wants you to help raise even more money than last year.

The rides are perfect for people of any age and ability, and a great opportunity to get the family out on the bikes together. But don’t feel left out if you want a tougher challenge, as you can choose from a 22 mile ride, 29 miles or the Solid Gold Route: at 52 miles surely a challenge for even the serious cyclists.

All the courses take you through the finest English countryside, and they will all pass the rocky outcrop of Blackstone Edge. The 52 mile ride includes Heptonstall Hill and Cragg Vale, which with a altitude increase of 968 feet over 5.5 miles, is the longest continuous gradient in England.

The dreaded Cragg Vale.

"The Over The Edge Bike Ride has a unique appeal," says Deborah Ogden, Regional Events Organiser for the BHF. "News of the ride is spreading far and wide and enquiries have already been coming in from people who took part in last year's ride and enjoyed it so much that they want to come back and Go For Gold!"

As in previous years, all riders who complete the Over The Edge routes will receive a medal, and prizes and trophies will also be presented to the highest fundraising teams and individuals.

Riders take formation.

If you would like further information of if you are interested in registering for the Over The Edge Bike Ride, please contact the BHF Regional Office on 0151 236 6988 or email region7@bhf.org.uk.

If you would like to register online and even set up your own sponsorship page, visit the BHF website and follow the simple steps.