THE British Heart Foun-dation (BHF) is calling on people to take part in its annual Dorset Bike Ride this Sunday.

Although pre-registration for the event has now closed the BHF is making more places available on the day and registration desks will open at 7.30am on Sunday morning.

More than 700 people have already signed up.

With a choice of 25, 50, 66 and 100-mile routes all starting and finishing at QE School in Wimborne, people can sign up and enjoy the amazing views of the local countryside, while making every pedal revolution count for the nation’s heart charity.

Andy Coles, regional event organiser, for the BHF said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be organising our ever-popular annual Dorset Bike Ride. So many people have already signed up, we’re making even more places available this year by offering on-the-day registration.”

“Heart disease devastates too many lives, killing almost 80,000 a year, so it’s vital that we all get behind the fight to find a breakthrough to eradicate this deadly disease and the misery it brings.”

Entry fees on the day are £20 for adults and £5 for accompanied children 16 and under. Registration is open between 7.30am and 9.45am and riders can start any time between 8am and 10am, although if you are cycling the 100-mile route you must set off by 9am.

All abilities are welcome, but training beforehand is strongly recommended.

n For more information call the events team on 0845 130 8663 or visit dorset.