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Students from three of Carlisle's secondary schools are among the latest to receive specialist cycle safety training.

It's being delievered through Cyclewise, who provide more than 4,000 primary and secondary schoolchildren with training every year

Each of the schools encourage their students to cycle to school, and it's hoped that the training will help keep them safe on their journeys.

"Cycling is really on the up at the moment and we know Bikeability training is really popular with young people in schools."

– Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council

All points lead to mountain rescue cash appeal

Three members of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team are taking on a 12-day cycle challenge to raise money for their service.

The mammoth challenge will see them reach the four compass point extremities of the Scottish mainland.

They are hoping to raise a tenth (£2,500) of their annual running costs (£25,000).

The challenge starts on Saturday (6th July) from their rescue base in Newton Stewart.

The cyclists then head for the most southerly, westerly, northerly and easterly points before returning to Galloway.

"David Tyson, Ken Mackenzie and myself, are keen cyclists and have undertaken a number of challenges in the past. This is however our most significant to date.

"Many fund raisers cycle from Lands End to John O' Groats, a distance of around 840 miles, however the route we will take is an additional 160 miles. A total of 1100 miles.

"The majority of the money raised will go to the team funds to pay for equipment, training, vehicle running costs and building maintenance.

"A proportion will also be donated to CLIC Sargent, the Children's Cancer Support Charity."

– Team Chairman Derek Hamilton

You can sponsor the cyclists here.

Carlisle MP tackles mammoth charity cylce

Carlisle MP John Stevenson Credit: ITV News Border

A Carlisle MP is cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for a local hospice.

John Stevenson is joining friends Richard Wise and Jonathan Leach on the challenge to help raise funds for the Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle.

The hospice specialises in providing palliative and end of life care for children and adults with life limiting conditions.