CYCLISTS will be taking part in a series of challenging rides as part of Darlington Cycling Festival.

The first ride is the 70 miles Tourist Trial, which takes place on Sunday.

It will follow a route from Darlington towards the Cleveland Hills and includes a checkpoint in Potto.

Registration for the event can be done in advance at the Dolphin Centre, or on the day from 8.30am to 9.30am at the centre.

The ride is open to all ages, but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and have the consent of a parent or guardian.

For more information contact Jeff Dawson on (01325) 388427.