Historic house hosts fundraising bike ride

Riders will take to their saddles this weekend for an annual charity cycle at Althorp.

Cycle 4 Cynthia 2012, in aid of the Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Macmillan, will take place at Althorp on Sunday.

The event has raised almost £200,000 since it started eight years ago and offers riders the chance to take part in a five-, 25- or 50-mile route.

BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley will open the event and other big names taking part include Saints coach Jim Mallinder.

Entry is £20 for adults, £10 for children and £35 for a family. For details call 01604 678088.