Saddling up for 100-mile ride

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Ten cyclists carrying models of the Olympic torch are being joined by students across Derbyshire on a 100-mile cycle through the Peak District.

The riders, which include GB athlete Leon Taylor, started on Wednesday - 100 days until the Olympics - and were heading for Chesterfield, Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton during the three-day event.

Pupils from the areas were joining the riders as they go through their paces.

Jim Dixon, Peak District National Park Authority chief executive, said: “The event aims to raise awareness of the Games to pupils in schools across Derbyshire.

“It is also a great opportunity to promote the fantastic off-road cycling routes in the park.”