Entry to The Pendle Pedal in Lancashire, 2 August 2009, and The Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride, 5 July 2009, can now be done online.

Mark Sandamas, Director of Pennine Events, says: “We know that these events are in the summer but people’s diaries get filled up quickly these days so we are giving them plenty of notice to make sure they can make the events."

Pendle Pedal is claimed to be one of the country’s toughest sportives. Cyclists choose either a 60-mile or a 100-mile ride through the beautiful and hilly Pendle, Ribble Valley, Lune Valley and Forest of Bowland countryside in a part of Lancashire known as Pennine Lancashire.

The Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride is now in its 16th year and last year attracted more than 2,500 cyclists of all abilities. Cyclists get the chance to ride through the Queensway Tunnel – without any other traffic.

There are now two new routes for the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride. One is a 90-mile sportive, starting and finishing in Liverpool and using Chester as a feed stop. Cyclists will ride an undulating rural loop to the east of the city, criss-crossing the Sandstone Trail, through lovely villages like Alvanley, Woodside and Great Barrow and through Delamere Forest and Manley Common.

The second part of the Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride 2009 is the Chester Family Fun Ride - a 6-mile loop.

Both events attract several thousand entries each year. So don’t delay, head to www.pennineevents.co.uk and get your entry in.