Around 1,000 cyclists took part in the Durham Big Ride this morning (Sunday 31 August).
Organiser Ed Tutty told ITV News Tyne Tees: "
What it isn's is a race - that's the main thing about it. It's all about getting out on your bike and having some fun. And a great day in County Durham like today, what can be better than getting out on your bike?"
Around 1,000 people have taken part in this year's Durham Big Ride. It is the eighth year the cycling challenge has been held with routes around the city.
Riders set off from Durham County Hall at 9.30am this morning (Sunday 31 August).
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A group of cyclists will arrive in the region later today on the latest leg of a cycling challenge from Glasgow to London.
They are all members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. They started on Saturday and will complete the 600 mile challenge later this week.
The group, which is raising money for the British Heart Foundation, says it wants to spread the message of peace along the journey.
They will pass through Northumberland this morning before arriving in Newcastle later this afternoon.
Here's some more pictures of Stage Two of the Tour of the Reservoir:
Stage Two of the Tour of the Reservoir is underway at Derwent Reservoir in County Durham.
Here's some pictures of the event:
Stage Two of the Tour of the Reservoir gets underway today.
Olympic gold medal winner Ed Clancy says he expects a tough race in the Tour of the Reservoir.
The 29-year-old will be competing in stage two of the event today.