The NSPCC in Hertfordshire is looking for people to take part in a challenge with a difference and help raise funds for children and young people.

“Chasing the Sun” involves cycling, hiking and canoeing in the Lake District, all between sunrise and sunset on Saturday, April 26.

The challenge starts at the crack of dawn and will include off-road mountain biking around Derwentwater, a six-mile trek up and back down Haystacks and a two to three mile canoe on Derwentwater - all before sunset.

Sally Phipps, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Hertfordshire, said: "This is an exciting event in some of the most stunning surroundings in the UK.

“It’s quite different from other fundraising activities as it offers a chance to participate in a variety of activities which I hope will appeal to a range of people.

“Hiking, canoeing and cycling are some of the best ways to explore the Lake District too.

“I would urge anyone who fancies a challenge with a difference to sign up to take part so that we can continue to raise vital funds for our local services which offer a lifeline to children and young people in Hertfordshire.”

This event is designed for teams of two, but individual registrations are also being accepted but to enter, participants need to register for £39 a person and raise a minimum sponsorship if £300 per person.

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